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Kids Help Phone (Searching for Volunteer Committee Members for the Annual Kids Help Phone “Walk so Kids Can Talk” Event, taking place May 7, 2017)

Organization Name: Kids Help Phone
Opportunity Title: Searching for Volunteer Committee Members for the Annual Kids Help Phone “Walk so Kids Can Talk” Event, taking place May 7, 2017
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: One Day / Special Event
Start Date: January 31, 2017
End Date: May 14, 2017

Opportunity Description:

Kids Help Phone is seeking volunteers to join our committee in Charlottetown. This committee aims to give a local flair to the annual Walk So Kids Can Talk, presented by BMO, which will be taking place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. Held in over 25 communities across Canada, the Walk is a fun and inspirational National event that brings together kids, adults, families, schools, community organizations, and companies to raise funds and awareness for Kids Help Phone. For more than 25 years, Kids Help Phone has provided professional and anonymous counselling support and information to young people across Canada. Currently, we are looking for motivated, committed professionals to volunteer and help strengthen the Walk in Charlottetown. If you are a passionate individual, who is interested in working with a nationally renowned organization helping to make a difference in the lives of youth in Charlottetown and beyond, we would love to hear from you. The commitment would be from late January until May 2017. Responsibilities will include (but may not be limited to): – Liaising with Regional Kids Help Staff – Assisting with event logistics: Securing a site, tents, tables, etc. – Recruiting community and corporate teams to join the Walk – Promoting the event locally – Acting as a Kids Help Phone volunteer representative, when appropriate Why we need you: Young people from Prince Edward Island are reaching out to Kids Help Phone every day for professional support, and information: – There are more than 28,000 young people ages 5-20 in PEI (Stats Can, 2012), which is approximately 20% of PEI’s population. – Kids from 19 communities in PEI reached out to Kids Help Phone by phone in 2013. – There are 350 local PEI programs and services (such as counselling centers, health clinics, shelters, and food banks) in Kids Help Phone’s Community Resource Database. For more information, please contact Allison Cameron at or 1-888-470-8880, ext. 3

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