Young people want real experience and to meet new people.

Professionals want to learn new skills and increase their professional network.

Families want to spend time together and pass on good values to their children.

Boomers aren’t ready to retire quietly; they want both to pass on their knowledge, and enjoy a more active retirement.

“We need to nurture volunteers, and respond to their needs so that they, in turn, respond to the needs of Canadians.”

The Get Volunteering campaign provides online resources and tools to all Canadians. It is a rallying call to attract volunteers of all kinds. The goal is to inspire and motivate more Canadians than ever to volunteer.

If you’re one of them, you’ll have friends in high places.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has chosen volunteerism as one of the signature causes of his term. He cites volunteerism as essential to achieving a “smart and caring nation”.

As a smart and caring Canadian, now is an ideal time for you to decide to give back.