Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Canada World Youth Needs You

News release

For immediate release


Canada World Youth arrives in Cornwall:
Eighteen young people seek host families and volunteer work

Cornwall, June 10, 2014 - From October 20th to December 21st, Cornwall will be hosting a group of 18 Canada World Youth (CWY) volunteers from Vietnam and Canada.  The youth volunteers’ two-month stay in the community will be the second stage of a CWY educational program in youth leadership and sustainability. The first half of the program will take place in Vietnam.

For the first time, Cornwall will host eighteen CWY youth volunteers: David Arsenault has just arrived in Cornwall to begin laying the groundwork for the program and is inviting the members of the community to get involved with youth volunteers during their stay. There are two ways to do so:

1. Become a host family for two youth volunteers, one from Canada and one from Vietnam.
2. Offer volunteer work opportunities to give CWY volunteers hands-on work experience.

Host families and volunteer work

Integration into a family and volunteer work with local agencies and organizations are key goals of the program. They provide youth volunteers an opportunity to learn about the region as well as the local lifestyle and culture.

Canada World Youth is looking for host families who have an openness and enthusiasm to share part of their home life with two young people, and a desire to allow their lives to be enriched by these new relationships. Host families receive a weekly allowance of $180. 

CWY also needs organizations interested in welcoming young volunteers, to help them acquire hands-on work experience and develop job skills for the future. We are seeking work placements in the following areas: Health, Reproductive health & disease & HIV/AIDS prevention, and Gender Equity.

If this experience interests you or you would like more information, please contact David Arsenault by phone at 613-870-1399 or by email at darsenault@cwy-jcm.org

About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth (www.canadaworldyouth.org) offers international educational programs to young people aged 15 to 35. Since 1971, more than 36,000 people from Canada and around the world have participated in CWY programs and have stayed with 11,000 host families in 69 countries.

David Arsenault
Phone: 613-870-1399

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