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Youth Program Volunteer (posted on January 21, 2020)

What if you could go back in time to when you were a Grade 7 student?

What would you tell your Grade 7 self?

What if you could share that knowledge with current Grade 7 students?

 

The YWCA Metro Vancouver runs after-school programs to help Grade 7 students in their transition to high school. A team of 4 to 6 volunteers deliver pre-planned curriculum on topics such as healthy living, social media, friendship, peer pressure, and conflict resolution to a group of Grade 7 students. As a volunteer, you will provide mentorship and support to students by leading discussions and games that help them develop a healthy self-esteem and good decision-making skills.

 

Benefits:

•             Develop youth mentorship skills

•             Receive training in facilitation, leadership, and group management

•             Network with like-minded individuals

•             Reference letter upon completion

•             Opportunity for personal and professional development

•             Resume/ Experience builder

•             Travel Subsidy

•             Give back to your community!

 

Program Logistics:

•             3 hours per week

•             9 weeks (February to April/May)

•             Schools located in Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond

•             For program dates, times, and training: Spring 2020 schedule

 

What do I need to volunteer?

•             We have volunteer roles for all ages, including Grade 10 to 12 high school students, post-secondary students, and adults.

•             No previous experience required

•             2 professional and 1 personal reference

•             Criminal Record Check

•             Application

 

Ready to apply? Apply on Better Impact

***Deadline for applications: February 1, 2020

 

Have Questions?

Visit our website: https://ywcavan.org/programs/youth-education

 

Contact the Youth Team:

Kristen Stowe

Coordinator, Youth Education Programs

604-895-5779

kstowe@ywcavan.org

 

youth@ywcavan.org

 

 

For immediate release to current students and alumni  (posted on July 8th, 2019) 

 

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Why not start now!

 

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our Website and follow the link(s) to Get Involved>I want to Volunteer>Crisis Line Volunteer. Our next training starts on August 24th and we are interviewing now.

 

Many volunteers report that their Crisis line experience has significantly helped them reach their educational and/or career aspirations, including acceptance into Graduate Programs, Policing, E-Comm 911, Social Work, Mental Health and related fields. Volunteers also tell us that they find the Crisis Line to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, as they truly are making a difference.

 

Thank you so much for your support in getting the word out, it is greatly appreciated.

 

Thaddée Bergler

Program Manager

 

Fraser Health Crisis Line

Help Could Be Just a Call Away...24 Hours a Day. Everyday

Options Community Services

9815 140th Street

Surrey, BC V3T 4M4

T: 604.584.5811 Ext. 1309

F: 604.584.7628

https://options.bc.ca/

 

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