Volunteer fair for youth in Surrey

Free Oct. 23 event takes place at Panorama Ridge Secondary.

Volunteer fair for youth in Surrey

A group of Surrey teens is hoping an event they’ve planned this month will raise awareness about global issues and encourage youth to volunteer in the community.

Youth Transforming Society (YTS) is a Surrey-based humanitarian group that was started by four students in 2010. The society now boasts 85 volunteers and has raised thousands of dollars for a variety of charities.

The latest campaign of YTS is an evening for high school and university students – called Volunteering and Beyond – where dozens of organizations will be in attendance to talk to youth about potential volunteer opportunities.

More than 45 charities and organizations – including Canadian Cancer Society, YMCA, Oxfam, Union Gospel Mission, City of Surrey, Surrey Hospice Society, Arts Umbrella, Surrey Christmas Bureau and Big Brothers – are participating in the information night. A full list can be found at www.youthtransformingsociety.com

The volunteer fair will be held Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m. at Panorama Ridge Secondary, 13220 64 Ave.

For more information, check the website or email youthtransformingsociety@gmail.com