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Next 36'er Janelle Hinds matches high school students with volunteer hours

Jan 23, 2019

By the second month of Grade 9, Janelle Hinds had breezed through 40 hours of volunteer work – the total number of hours Ontario students have to put in at some point over four years to graduate from high school. Ms. Hinds didn’t bother recording the hours: Volunteering was just the way it was done in her family.

Watching other students at her Brampton, Ont., school, Ms. Hinds saw they were struggling to fulfill their own volunteer hours. She felt for them, so she started arranging group trips to local food banks so her peers could meet their volunteer requirements.

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