Volunteer Opportunity: Girls Action Foundation

by SVL on March 14, 2017 - 8:48pm

Are you a #girlboss? Are you passionate about women’s issues? Do you believe in empowering young girls? Perhaps, you find yourself having a lot of free time in your hands. If that’s the case, let me introduce you to Girls Action Foundation. Founded in 1995, it focuses on providing a space for girls to speak out about current issues in their society as well as helping them to build the skills needed to create a movement. They want them to realize they “have the power to be agents of social change”.

On April 7th, this non-profit foundation is organizing a gathering in Montreal named “Zoom in on Girls” for members of the foundation as well as any “organizations and individuals who work with girls and young women”. Other big cities in Canada such as Toronto, Quebec, Edmonton, and Winnipeg will hold this event. Their main aim through the organization of this event is for people to share stories about their personal experiences and success in addition to creating a network among different girls’ programmer in your region. Plus, they offer tools and knowledge on how to have more support in the action strategies someone could have. For more information about this event, you click the link: http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/zoom-montreal-registrations-are-open

Today, they are looking for volunteers to do simple tasks such as researching on funding sources to blogging on their site. Girls Action Foundation is also looking for people to do clerical tasks and if you have more time, to organize fundraising events to raise fund to support their programs. You can contact them at (514) 948-1112 or fill a form on their website (http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/get-involved/become-an-intern-or-a-volunteer).

I think this is a really interesting foundation because, since Donald Trump is the president of the United States, we hear more and more people talking about feminism, women’s rights and girls getting more representation and equal opportunities in our society. Therefore, Girls Action Foundation are using their power to get more young women’s voice heard across the nation as well as raising more awareness to many current issues young girls have to face in their everyday life.

If you are more interested in finding more information about them, you can visit their website on http://girlsactionfoundation.ca

About the author

SVL

A Champlain College student slash brunch enthusiast who is currently studying in the General Social Sciences program.