The National Kindness of Strangers: Volunteerism in Canada

The National Kindness of Strangers: Volunteerism in Canada

Volunteering is participating as a citizen in your society, but in Canada it's a tradition sadly in trouble. What are the reasons for the decline? The first part of this documentary discusses the fundamentals of recruiting volunteers and problems that can arise in the process. A variety of volunteers from across the country express the satisfaction and enjoyment they've discovered in doing something for someone else and making a difference. In the second part of the program, we visit four 24-year-olds from Vancouver who are on a mission to turn their good deeds into good television. The program they are developing, called Extreme Kindness, combines volunteerism and entertainment – as they commit "random acts of kindness" on strangers. Their simple message is that one person can affect change and with more people the results are exponential.

  • 2002
  • 00:25:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Subjects
Voluntarism -- Canada [LCSH] Volunteers -- Canada -- Case studies [LCSH] Volunteers -- British Columbia -- Case studies [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Civics -- Study and teaching [LCSH] Social justice -- Study and teaching [LCSH]
Team
Peter Mansbridge (Host), Brian Stewart (Journalist), Geraldine Connelly (Producer), Duncan McCue (Journalist)
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