Hello to all volunteers, families, friends, and community members!

I am Alex the project supervisor for this exchange and I am excited to be working with you in some way or another in the coming months! The youth volunteers will be in Kingston from October 20 - December 21, 2014

We have a few events coming up in the community!
Nov 22 - Find us at various grocery stores in Kingston to donate to HIV/AIDS Regional Services
Nov 28 - Gender Safety Audit - Join us to survey a couple areas of Kingston and make recommendations on how we can better prevent gender based violence through environmental improvements

Dec 7 - Vietnam Day - Join us to celebrate our exchange, hear stories about what we have been up to, taste some Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy performances by the group members


Please contact me at aoneill@cwy-jcm.org
Info about Canada World Youth can be found at http://canadaworldyouth.org/

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Press Release for Host Families

News release

For immediate release



Global citizenship starts at home:
Canada World Youth seeks hosts for youth exchange volunteers

Kingston, June 4, 2014 – Kingstonians have an opportunity to bring the world to their home. Canada World Youth is looking for hosts for eighteen young men and women from Vietnam and Canada, as part of an international educational program called Youth Leaders in Action.

From October 20th, 2014 to December 21st, 2014, the youth, aged 17-24, will be living, learning, and volunteering in Kingston, and exploring issues related to gender and health in partnership with local non-profit organizations. They will also share their experiences from the first phase of the program in Hoa Binh, Vietnam happening from August to October. In total, they will contribute an estimated 4000 volunteer hours to the Kingston community.

Alexandria O’Neill, Project Supervisor, encourages community members to get involved by hosting volunteers: “We’re searching for families who would like to open their doors and share their lives with two volunteers, one Canadian and one Vietnamese. It’s a great opportunity for families to develop life-long relationships, enrich their cross-cultural understanding, share their lifestyle, and explore different perspectives from their own home. All that is needed is a spare room and an open mind.”

Canada World Youth invites people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, family types, and more to express their interest. All host families receive a monthly allowance of $720 to assist with food, lodging and transportation costs. Two full time Project Supervisors, one Canadian and one Vietnamese, work in the community full time to support youth volunteers and host families.

Community members with ideas for workshops, educational activity days, volunteer placements, and other ways for the group to get involved in the Kingston community are also encouraged to contact Alexandria.

For more information, please contact Alexandria O’Neill at 613-328-6856 or aoneill@cwy-jcm.org

About Canada World Youth
Canada World Youth (www.canadaworldyouth.org) offers international educational programs to young people aged 15 to 29. Since 1971, more than 33,000 people from Canada and around the world have participated in CWY programs in 67 countries.

Canada World Youth
Alexandria O’Neill
Project Supervisor
Cell: 613-328-6856
Blog: http://cwykingstonvietnam.blogspot.ca/

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