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Optimist Club of Calgary – “Mentoring Youth” (Become an Optimist and Help Change the Lives of Youth, Your Community and Yourself!)Organization Name: Optimist Club of Calgary – “Mentoring Youth”
Opportunity Title: Become an Optimist and Help Change the Lives of Youth, Your Community and Yourself!
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: August 9, 2022
End Date: December 30, 2022
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Optimist International is recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all youth (ages 7 to 25) and helps them develop to their full potential. As part of Optimist International, the Optimist Club of Calgary is committed to youth development activities and programming in the City of Calgary and the surrounding area. Since our club was chartered in 1938, our club has focused on the following areas: Education –school programming related to skills development, the fine arts, public speaking, essay writing, and scholarships (i.e. Mount Royal University, SAIT, Calgary Foundation). Health – mental and physical health, obesity, addictions, and bullying. Community – community programming related to skills development, picnics, and family days. Sports – junior curling, junior golf, disabled skiing. The benefits of membership include: (1) being part of a globally recognized volunteer organization focused on the development of youth, (2) Networking, (3) Meeting new People, (4) Community Service, (5) Personal Growth Opportunities, (6) Access Professional Educational and Developmental Programs, (6) Choosing Optimism as a way of Life. Our club is actively looking for new members who are looking for volunteer activities in youth development and fundraising. For more information on what we do and what’s involved, please contact Bill Campbell, President, Optimist Club of Calgary via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-909-1783.