Kids Help Phone is seeking volunteers to join its committee in Fredericton. 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 Sun, 7 May. 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 counseling support and information to young people across Canada.
Currently, motivated, committed professionals are needed to volunteer and help strengthen the Walk in Fredericton. 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 Fredericton and beyond, then Kids Help Phone wants 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 you’re needed:
- Young people from NB are reaching out to Kids Help Phone every day for professional support, and information.
- There are more than 132,000 young people ages 5-20 in NB (2011 Census of Population, Stats Can).
- Kids from 74 communities in NB reached out to Kids Help Phone by phone in 2013.
- Calls from NB represent 2.6% of all calls to Kids Help Phone. This means that approximately 15 kids from NB called our phone service each day in 2013.
- There are 1,500 New Brunswick community-based resources in Kids Help Phone Resource Database.
- The number of visits to Kids Help Phone’s website from NB is 18,735.
For more information, please contact Allison Cameron at Allison.Cameron@kidshelpphone.ca or 1-888-470-8880, ext. 3