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4-H Ontario celebrates volunteers with adoption of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Laura Squires | (Posted April 9, 2019)

ROCKWOOD, ON (April 9, 2019) – 4-H Ontario is celebrating National Volunteer Week with the adoption of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement is a guide that will allow 4-H Ontario to strengthen their volunteer engagement strategy and commitment to creating future leaders.

The Code values volunteer involvement by championing guiding principles and standards of practice that fosters strong relationships between a non-profit and its volunteers.

“Volunteers are the heart of 4-H Ontario and are the reason our organization has a long-lasting impact on 4-H members across the province. By adopting the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, 4-H Ontario will strengthen its commitment to volunteers and ensure volunteers are involved in meaningful and proactive ways,” says Debra Brown, Executive Director of 4-H Ontario.

Several of 4-H Ontario’s current policies are based on Volunteer Canada standards and the adoption of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement will further support volunteers within their roles. Some of the new guidelines will highlight volunteer roles and recruitment, evaluation and tracking methods, orientation and training opportunities and volunteer recognition.

“I love teaching the kids and watching them grow with their experiences and learning new things,” said Dennis Carnegie, Ontario 4-H Council President. Dennis has been a 4-H volunteer in Chatham-Kent for 10 years and has served as the Ontario 4-H Council President since 2018. This National Volunteer Week, Dennis would like to say to all 4-H Ontario volunteers, “Thank you for all of your hard work, time and everything you do for the kids to make 4-H the wonderful program that it is.”

On March 22, 2019, the Ontario 4-H Council adopted the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Ontario volunteer or would like to learn more about 4-H Ontario, please visit our website here.

About 4-H Ontario

4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.


For more information please contact:

Laura Squires, Coordinator, Communications, 4-H Ontario

519.856.0992 x462, digital@4-hontario.ca



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