How to engage people doing mandatory community service

Eight per cent of Canada’s volunteers give back because they’re required to (Statistics Canada). Mandatory community service come in many forms, including students needing to complete a certain number of hours to graduate, people required to volunteer to receive or top up their social assistance and people ordered by the court to volunteer as an alternative form of sentencing. Although there are challenges with engaging participants of mandatory community service programs, they can be a source of new energy for your organization. These programs also introduce people to volunteering who may not otherwise get involved. Here are the five main […]

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