I wanted to quickly inform you of an awesome event that is taking place on March 19th in Toronto!! I was tweeting away a couple weeks ago when I saw a mention of a @timeraiser event. My interest was sparked so I did my research and discovered something so cooool. Thank you twitter!
The way it works is the Timeraiser team invites various organizations (29 in Toronto) to take part in the event. Throughout the evening, attendees are given an opportunity to chat with representatives from all the organizations that are searching for quality volunteers. If you find an organization that strikes your fancy, you are able to pledge however many hours you can/want to volunteer in the next 12 months. Once you register those hours, you are able to use them in the silent art auction that is taking place that same night.
So say you have pledged to volunteer 75 hours in the next 12 months with Evergreen, and you see a piece of art (created by a local artist) that you want - you can bid your 75 hours on that piece of art. At the end of the night if no one has bid higher than 75, that piece of art will be yours as long as you complete your hours within the specified time. HOW FUN!
They have found such a creative way for people to find meaningful volunteer opportunities in their communities and for organizations to find quality volunteers. It is such a win-win scenario! I am soo excited to announce that not only will I be attending the event but I have also been given the go-ahead to cover the event!
This is going to be such a blast!
Tickets are now on sale for the Toronto Timeraiser that is taking place on Saturday March 19th at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District! Tickets are $20 - event doors open at 7:00 p.m. - CBC's Garvia Bailey is hosting (!!) - appetizers will be served - Franklin's Fault will be performing - and I WILL BE THERE!
Need more convincing? Watch this video:
FYI there are also TimeRaisers coming up in London, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Hamilton and Ottawa..
Don't miss out! Spread the word! Hope to see ya there!
Happy trails & travels,
-- Becky xo