Kick off the giving season and help Langara create strong community leaders through volunteering.
Tuesday, November 27 is Giving Tuesday. A day to give to causes important to you, and to celebrate the act of giving. To celebrate our giving community, we will be be matching all gifts from now until Sunday, December 4. If you are thinking about making a donation before the end of the year, now is the perfect time. One gift, double the impact.
This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to support one of Langara’s best kept secrets and a program close to to the hearts of many Langarans, our VOLT volunteer program.
VOLT: 57,000 volunteer hours and counting.
VOLT was created in 2010 by two students inspired to do more. Since then the program has contributed over 57,000 volunteer hours on-campus, and at organizations in Vancouver and abroad. VOLT’s mission is to promote community engagement, social awareness, and student development through volunteerism.
Our student volunteers are passionate about helping others, and become leaders within the campus community. Our student volunteers become more confident, engaged students gaining knowledge and skills that support them throughout their studies and in the workplace. As demand for the program increases, so does the need to train more volunteer leaders. Additional funds are needed to host more training workshops, provide advanced leadership training opportunities, and opportunities for students to gain valuable skills that will help them in their future careers.
Say thank you to VOLT for everything that they do and help to create more community-minded leaders through volunteering. Help us reach our goal of $8,000 for student leadership training for VOLT volunteers.
Thanks to our friends at the Langara Students Union we have already raised $2,500 through a social media campaign for Giving Tuesday. LSU donated $1 for every share, like or comment on our Giving Tuesday posts. The Langara community also came together on Giving Tuesday to raise an additional $295 on-campus. Check out some of the photos from Giving Tuesday.
Here’s how you can give back on Giving Tuesday.
Donate to VOLT or another project of your choice before December 4
For every dollar donated online for Giving Tuesday before December 4, 2018, Langara College will match your gift (up to $5,000), doubling your impact. Donations can be to a fund of your choice including the VOLT volunteer program – all gifts will make a difference in our students’ lives. One gift, double the impact.
Please note: we are still experiencing some intermittent issues with our online donation form and our supplier continues to work to resolve the problem. If you would like to contribute to Giving Tuesday and are experiencing issues, please email the Langara College Foundation and we will contact you directly. We apologize for the inconvenience and really appreciate your support. We have extended our matching period until Tuesday, December 4.