Program: Youth on Boards Project
Vital Sign: Belonging & Engagement
Total Grant: $20,000
Volunteer Victoria’s Youth on Boards project will increase the number of youth volunteers (aged 19 to 35) who are recruited, trained, matched and effectively engaged in decision-making roles on non-profit boards so they can help shape the future of Greater Victoria. Experienced board members are retiring in greater numbers and, as more non-profits emerge, organizations face increasing challenges recruiting and retaining board members. Goals are to place 40 first-time board members, build training and support systems, and share best practices, tools, and resources with 25 organizations, especially arts groups, which have requested this support.