Youth Engagement Council

The Youth Engagement Council has officially launched! Check out the agency page for the council on our Volunteer Database here.

Our council is composed of young people who are passionate about volunteering, community involvement, and community partnerships, who will help us develop our youth engagement strategy.

What is the Youth Engagement Council?

The Youth Engagement Council is a group of 4-10 individuals aged 16-22. The purpose of the council is to:

  • Begin to engage youth in the development and implementation of Volunteer Sudbury/Bénévolat Sudbury’s Youth Engagement Strategy, and;

  • Advise VBS on the development of youth-relevant programs and policies, and;

  • Encourage youth volunteerism in the City of Greater Sudbury, and;

  • Advise VBS on the development of future youth-led volunteer programs

We aim to gain insight from young volunteers in our city on how to best interact with youth so we may promote volunteerism, as is our vision, in an effective way to the younger members of our community.

What being a member of the Youth Engagement Council would mean for you:

  • An opportunity to affect programming directly involving the youth within our community

  • Experience organizing and setting up a program for volunteers

  • Exposure to policy writing

  • Collaboration with like-minded young people within your community

  • Meet new people

  • Be a representative of Greater Sudbury youth

If this is something that interests you, please see below how you can get involved!

What is Required of Members?

The 2020-2021 pilot year of the program ran from November 2020 - April 2021. Members of the council were be expected to:

  • Attend 2 hour meetings (approximately), beginning with an orientation in November, followed by monthly meetings beginning in January and continuing through until April. This leads to a commitment of approximately 10 volunteer hours for the first year

    • Meetings, for the time being, will be hosted through Zoom and using other online software until it is safe to meet in person

    • High school students are encouraged to submit forms to us for their required 40 hours for graduation and to track their hours through our online database

  • Contribute equally to discussions, planning, events, and more through the council

  • When and where applicable, promote Volunteer Sudbury and Volunteer Sudbury events within their school and community when needed

  • Bring enthusiasm, ideas, and knowledge of young people to every meeting!

Members will be invited to remain on the council for up to three consecutive terms (years) as long as they continue to meet the age eligibility requirement.

How Do You Sign Up? Who is Eligible?

There are only three requirements to be eligible to join our Youth Engagement Council:

  • As of December 31st of the year you are applying, you must be between the ages of 16 and 22

  • You must reside, or attend school, in the City of Greater Sudbury or Manitoulin District

  • You must submit a complete application

Applications for the 2020 - 2021 council closed on October 12th, 2020. Selected council members will begin meeting in November 2020.

More information regarding the 2021 - 2022 council, as well as how to apply, will become available over the summer. Please note that the information on this page is subject to change prior to the opening of applications for the next council term.

If you have any questions about the council, please feel free to contact us at

Volunteer Sudbury

Volunteer Sudbury works to provide community members with meaningful volunteer opportunities.  We work with both individuals wanting to volunteer as well as organizations looking for volunteers. 

Charitable Registration Number: 

848493540 RR0001

Contact Us

Volunteer Sudbury

1127 Bancroft Drive

Sudbury ON, P3B 1R6 Canada


Phone: 705-560-6661

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