UnitedNow, a council of twenty-somethings volunteering with the United Way of Greater Victoria, works to raise awareness and develop understanding of key issues that impact individuals and families living throughout the Capital Regional District.
Their most recent endeavour, with the support of Volunteer Victoria, touches on volunteerism, getting connected and having fun – all in one evening! Volunteering with Benefits offers attendees the opportunity to bid on auction items with volunteer hours rather than dollars. Last year, 290 volunteer hours were raised, and the event was sold out!
This year, auction items range from lunch with a CEO to some great gift certificates. Smaller auction items will be available for those who might want to initiate their volunteering experiences with shorter commitments. UnitedNOW will showcase their “Day of Caring” events and guest agencies will be at the event to give those interested an idea of what kind of volunteer opportunities are available – Haliburton Farm, Help Fill a Dream Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and of course, Volunteer Victoria!
Volunteering with Benefits will be held on Friday, April 15th from 7-10pm at the Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel, and tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased through Leanna at Volunteer Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org, or through United Way at 250-220-7359 or email@example.com