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Brighter Day project connecting Campbell River youth and seniors

Brighter Day is helping connect youth who care with seniors that matter.

The online platform, a project of YouthCan @ Volunteer Campbell River, gives those ages 15 to 30 the opportunity to give back to their community.

This could include making fun and educational videos, sending positive mail to someone in need, trying new skills or sharing skills you have, and more.

“Right now, our senior population is facing a lot of isolation due to COVID-19 and just in general,” says Youth Engagement Coordinator for Volunteer Campbell River, Chloe Valentine. “We are helping connect volunteers with seniors through safe and meaningful experiences, while also offering training around topics like mental health, self-care, healthy bodies, nutrition, depression, isolation and other things.”

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Valentine says all participation will count towards volunteer hours that can lead to employment opportunities, spice up your resume, and provide practical experience towards your educational goals.

“Volunteerism is hugely beneficial. We will track all of the volunteer hours and we’re happy to act as a reference for school or work. We will help you connect with the community and meet with people that can take you further in life.”

Brighter Day welcomes all youth and there is no minimum requirement for hours spent on project activities.

You’re welcome to participate as little or as much as you like.

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Valentine is sending out thanks to the Campbell River Community Foundation and RBC Youth Launch for funding the project.

If you are interested in joining, get in touch with Youth Can @ Volunteer Campbell River by sending an email to [email protected]

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