Koodonation is Canada’s first not-for–profit, grassroots microvolunteering community which allows consumers and charities to work together online. Supported by Canadian mobile company, Koodo, it is a simple yet proficient way for youth to volunteer their time.
According to recent stats, 90% of Canadians aged 15-34 use the internet* while 51% of 18-34 year olds volunteer or fundraise for charities.** Koodonation gives this web savvy generation an opportunity to make huge contributions to the community right from their computer, in 15 minutes or less. Just go online at Koodonation.com, sign up and your skills and interests will be matched with the needs of non-profits. It’s that easy.
Launched last week at Toronto Dundas Square, the kick-off event featured an obstacle course where four college and university teams competed in a fundraising competition for a $20,000 grand prize donation to the winning school’s charity of choice.
Daniel Johnson, bass player in the Canadian pop rock band the Stereos, was a volunteer judge at the launch. He first heard about Koodonation through a good friend, “She emailed me and asked me it I wanted to participate in this event. I read about the organization and I was sold; it is all about creating social change and targets anybody – but mostly a younger audience. The microvolunteering aspect of it is whatever you can do, as often as you can do it … with no pressure.”
Daniel is pumped about his volunteer participation, “Thanks so much to Koodonation for letting me be involved and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.”
*Internet usage statistic courtesy of Library of Parliament
**Stats courtesy of Koodo Mobile