Change The World 2017:  April 23rd - June 3rd

Thank-you for a great 2017 Campaign!
A huge "THANK-YOU" to all students, teachers, event organizers, organizations and schools who helped to make our 2017 campaign possible. An extra special shout-out to our 2017 youth ambassadors who began meeting in January and have collectively put in hundreds of hours to make it all possible.


We are pleased to announce that for 2017 we surpassed our campaign goals once again. Over 4,100 students across the greater Hamilton area were engaged with over 22,000 student volunteer hours captured during the campaign. Thank-you to all who donated their time and to our event organizers for engaging youth in a variety of worthwhile causes.

is ChangeTheWorld?

The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for YOUth to get involved in their community

From April 23 to June 3, 2017 youth all across Ontario between the ages of 14 to 18 are invited to get involved in local community events, or to create events of their own to promote or support a cause that they are really passionate about.

ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people, like YOU, to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an awesome experience and lasting memories. It also lets you take the initiative on causes you feel really passionate about.


In 2016, Volunteer Hamilton engaged 2,254 youth who all contributed an astounding 22,838 volunteer hours!

Our goal for 2017 is to engage 2,100 volunteers to complete 18,000 hours. We are thrilled to announce that we have surpassed that goal and engaged over 4,100 students to complete more than 22,000 hours!

Benefits for Youth Volunteers

  • Collect volunteer hours to count towards your 40 hours of community service by getting involved in exciting community initiatives
  • Chance to win prizes if you complete our survey asking you to share your experience
  • Receive an official ChangeTheWorld certificate which details your hours and involvement
  • Explore your passions by sharing your skills and talents with community service organizations/agencies
  • Have fun volunteering with your friends…or make new friends
  • Be part of a provincial-wide campaign where thousands of youth across Ontario are involved



Ontario Volunteer Centre Network Resources