- Are you in your twenties or thirties and interested in improving your community?
- Do you want to learn more about United Way and the programs and clients it supports?
- Do you like meeting new people and working in a team environment?
GenNext is a great way to become involved within the community, to network with peers and local professionals, and work in a team environment.
GenNext VisionGenNext is a program that encourages people in their twenties and thirties to become involved with United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts through giving and volunteering.
Working with a Cabinet of volunteers, GenNext creates opportunities for people to support United Way, its member and partner agencies, and to get involved in the community.
Led by a Cabinet of volunteers, GenNext is committed to raising awareness and supporting the work of United Way and its partners by developing and participating in volunteer and fundraising events. The Cabinet consists of 8 to 10 young people who are passionate about making a difference in our community. By attending monthly Cabinet meetings, Cabinet members have an opportunity to brainstorm with their peers ways in which to engage its age demographic in the work of United Way.
Events and OpportunitiesGenNext's events and opportunities include:
Day of Caring
The Day of Caring brings social service organizations together with community members to work on one-day projects that benefit the entire community.
The GenNext Day of Caring 2016 was a success! Click here for more information!
Réseau Access Network – Bundle Up in Red volunteers 2016
GenNext Volunteer Awards
The GenNext Volunteer Awards have been established to honour and celebrate a number of volunteers, aged 20 to 39, for their exceptional work in United Way's geographic region. In its fourth year, the GenNext Volunteer Awards have recognized the contributions of 34 dynamic young people. In 2016, ten exceptional volunteers were celebrated. Winners emulate the true spirit of volunteerism and are recognized for their passion, dedication and community impact.
To see the 2016 recipients click here.
For the 2017 nomination package please click here.
Nominations are due no later than Friday March 24, 2017.
Submit packages to Sarah Dost, Program Coordinator
705-560-3330, Ext. 216
957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201, Sudbury, ON P3C 5S5
New this year, GenNexters will play an integral role in United Way's fundraising campaign. Two to three GenNext Cabinet members will sit on United Way's Campaign Cabinet. In order to increase funding and awareness for United Way, Campaign Cabinet GenNext members will use his or her expertise, contacts and leadership skills to open new opportunities and work closely with United Way's Campaign team.
GenNexters will also participate in United Way's Telephone and Data Verification process.
Finally, GenNexters will attend key campaign events. In this way, GenNexters can be active campaign ambassadors and help to support the many programs United Way funds in our community. Be sure to keep an eye for a GenNexters at the next event you're at!
Community Volunteer Income Tax (CVIT) Appreciation DinnerThe CVIT Appreciation Dinner is a yearly event organized by GenNext to celebrate the hardworking volunteers of United Way's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This past tax season, CVIT volunteers completed 3,680 returns at the United Way office (with an additional 350 returns completed by the Canada Revenue Agency) for a grand total of 4,030 returns. This amounts to a total value to the community of at least $322,000.00! On behalf of GenNext, we thank you!
Post-Secondary Awareness BoothsEach fall GenNext sets up awareness booths in Sudbury's post-secondary institutions. These booths help to create awareness of GenNext and United Way and help to recruit volunteers for GenNext's many opportunities.
New this year, our GenNext Program has partnered with a committee of our Board of Directors, Community Development Committee, to hold a number of youth consultations across Sudbury. The purpose of the Youth Consultations is to reach out to young people in order to identify: 1) what young peoples' aspirations are for the City of Greater Sudbury, 2) what the barriers to achieving these aspirations are, and 3) possible solutions/community resources.
The full report will be distributed to the community in October 2015.
How to Get Involved