them with supplementary food and clothing parcels. Their energy and enthusiasm were therefore harnessed by schools, churches, and other organizations in both wars, and children across the country were encouraged to tend Victory gardens, save their pennies to buy War Savings Stamps, knit quilt-block squares, and collect scrap metal in their neighbourhoods. An organization composed of patriotic women which has the power to rally other patriots in a time of national emergency, is a power in the land. These service bars acted as a tangible, visible link between a womans home front iode voluntary service and the military service of her relative(s). Take a job in a war plant. Through voluntary means Canadians contributed tens (perhaps hundreds) of millions of dollars in cash and kind to the two war efforts resources that otherwise would have come from government coffers (sinking the country further into debt) or been done without. Volunteers are needed at all l minors must submit written parental approval.
Many volunteer-related artifacts of the two world wars therefore relate to this public relations side of volunteering: a sea of pamphlets, posters, newspaper advertisements, and other propaganda. A dress code is required for volunteers. Students are often too scared to ask their teachers directly for advice and help.
Its also OK to wait until you get settled into your class flow to see how much you can add to the mix. You can be a catalyst for giving! Since volunteers chose which cause(s) to support, with what frequency, and in what manner and degree, donations and voluntary labour could be interpreted as indications of popular support for a particular cause.
Although Canadians were supportive of the CPFs function of providing for soldiers families and dependents, the charity was resented by many beneficiaries because its policies were not consistent across the country, and its volunteer visitors were seen as busybodies interfering in the domestic affairs. And by undertaking a variety of voluntary work and contributing to the war effort financially, Canadians invested themselves in the success or failure of these two wars. So to help you decide much to take on and when, ask yourself the following questions: When am I available? After service is completed, the hospital will write a letter to give students either high school or college credit. Its goal was to encourage greater efficiency and coordination in the voluntary side of the war effort. Controlling Civilian Volunteering: Canada and Australia during the Second World War in War and Society 22/2 (2004 27-50 Pomerleau, Daniel. Volunteers of America 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Magnolia Festival on April 26-27! Get out there and volunteer! The more inspired you are, the more likely you are to be involved and take on a leadership position. Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canadas Great War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004) Scates, Bruce.