New podcast up tonight. It’s National Volunteer Week here in Canada and I have Jen Grebeldinger from Timeraiser Hamilton. The May 9th event is an art auction where volunteer hours act as currency. This unique event began in Toronto and has grown to many communities across the country. This is the first Hamilton edition and you can get ticket information at the website. I also expand on the topic of volunteerism and my involvement with the Change the World Ontario Youth Challenge.
Over 12 million Canadians volunteer every year. Advocates, like myself, point out to anyone who will listen that volunteerism is an integral part of this country. It is strange to think that in many countries people aren’t giving as much of their free time to improve their society. It is perhaps even more impressive because of the diverse nature of Canada. People from all over the world come here and many find themselves sharing in the spirit of volunteerism.