Become a GenNext Advocate

The GenNext Advocate program is for young philanthropists who want to help grow  GenNext East Ontario, while developing their professional skills and making new connections.

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We will be launching the GenNext Advocate program very soon. Don’t miss out! Using the form to the right, sign up to be notified when it drops.

Who are GenNext advocates?

GenNext advocates are enthusiastic change-makers who are passionate about supporting their communities. As a key connection between our internal team and GenNext supporters, GenNext advocates want to expand our movement and—ultimately—make our region stronger, healthier, and safer for all.

What does a GenNext Advocate do?

GenNext advocates are all about raising awareness. Working closely with United Way East Ontario staff, you are our community voices on how to stand up for the causes you care about, how to support GenNext, and how to get involved through our events and activities.

We’ll send you short monthly email updates, and plan to get together (virtually, for now!) throughout the year, so you’ll have the 360 view of what we’ve got on the go, and how you can help.

The best part? You decide what role you want to play, based on your skills and interests.

We are looking for volunteers who can:
  • Promote GenNext events, programs and causes.

  • Create written or video content, and amplify GenNext on social media.

  • Attend GenNext events as a host, moderator, or in the audience.

  • Connect GenNext with new partners and sponsors.

  • Share feedback on how we can improve GenNext.
A photo of someone giving a talk or speech at a GenNext event.

What are the benefits of the GenNext Advocate program?

There are so many. Here are our top 3! As a GenNext Advocate, you have the opportunity to:

  1. Deepen your community connections.
    Connect with people and organizations who want to make a difference, while learning about the unique challenges facing our region. Plus, you’ll get free access to all GenNext events where you could meet potential employers, business partners, and mentors.

  2. Develop your professional skills.
    Enhance your communications, marketing, fundraising, and event planning skills with GenNext. And add valuable volunteer experience in the non-profit world to your CV.

  3. Make a meaningful impact.
    By helping us grow GenNext and reach more supporters, you’re improving lives and creating opportunities for the people that need us most.

Who can become a GenNext Advocate?

Are you…

  • Passionate about supporting your community

  • Interested in philanthropy and professional development?

  • Respectful of others, approachable, and collaborative?

  • Living in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark County or Renfrew County?

  • Available to volunteer approximately 2-4 hours of your time per month?

Then the GenNext Advocate program is for you! Ready to join our movement?

Meet the advocates

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