Youth engagement is defined as the meaningful participation and continuous involvement of a young person in an activity with a focus outside of him or herself. Youth engagement means amplifying young people's voices, creating safe spaces where they can discuss issues that affect their lives and take action.
Youth that are engaged build life and leadership skills. The process of engagement helps youth to make connections in their community and creates awareness of the social issues they face in their lives.
Health Units across Ontario are engaging youth in public health issues. We are working with youth in schools and the community to raise awareness of health issues, plan and evaluate programs and events, and advocate for healthy policies.
Youth in our region between the ages of 14 and 18 years who are: interested in health; eager to learn new skills; willing to take part in activities; have a positive attitude; are enthusiastic, reliable and dependable; and want to have fun are encouraged to volunteer.
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit believes that volunteers make an important contribution to the delivery of our programs and is committed to providing opportunities for volunteers to learn and serve the community By volunteering you:
Helping with social media, ex. giving feedback on messaging, helping to run online forums and pages
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit will have many volunteer opportunities available to you.