Canada Blooms was excited to take part in the first annual Youth Expo presented by Volunteer Toronto on October 24th at the Toronto Reference Library.
Canada Blooms was one of 75 non-profit organizations who set up booths to connect young adults who are interested in volunteering. Aimed at high school students, the Expo was a great way for attendees to get an impression of the many different types of organizations looking for volunteer help.
The response was amazing, and the teen who took part had a real purpose — to find the position that was just right for them. They asked direct questions and wanted direct answers to enable them to make informed decisions. The attendees didn’t just want to fill a mandatory school requirement; they want to make sure that their time counts for something.
Many organizations, like Canada Blooms, could not function without those dedicated individuals who donate their time and expertise to make a difference, and we welcomed this opportunity to reach out to a new audience. We hope to see many of the teens we connected with at our 20th Anniversary Festival, March 11-20, 2016 at the Enercare Centre.
Thanks to the Volunteer Toronto staff and volunteers who created a great event and to the hundreds of students we met. We can’t wait until the next Youth Expo to meet a brand new group of inspired individuals.
Canada Blooms is a fun way to meet new people and help promote a love of gardening, horticulture and floriculture to nearly 200,000 visitors over 10 days. Canada Blooms needs your help in a number of areas and we offer different shifts that can fit almost everyone’s schedule. So, come join the party in March!
If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Canada Blooms, please visit complete our online form.