Introducing… the NextGen Volunteer in YEG Blog Series!

According to Merriam Webster, a volunteer is “a person who expresses a willingness to undertake a service ... Being a volunteer means that you are offering something – something that is not required nor an obligation. You do not volunteer for the pursuit of a monetary prize or recognition.”

The reported volunteerism rate in Edmonton has fluctuated over the past few years, hovering between 44% and 51%. Edmonton’s NextGen wants to keep encouraging our demographic of 18-40 years, their families and those NextGen at heart, to continue to give back to their community through volunteering.

Over the year, Edmonton’s NextGen is going to feature local nonprofit organizations in Edmonton who need and rely on volunteers to serve those in our community. They are going to tell you all about the difference volunteering can make within their organizations and how to get involved.

Are you a nonprofit that needs volunteers and wants to be featured on our blog? Reach out to us to schedule an interview with one of our volunteers!

Volunteer Engagement Co-Chairs

Jasmine Brazil (

Rye Fedirko (