VanDusen Botanical Garden Summer Camp Assistants

VanDusen Botanical Garden is looking for student volunteers to help out at their summer camp program that runs from Tuesday, July 4th to Friday, August 25th.  As a Summer Camp Assistant you will be helping kids learn, explore and play in the Garden.  Each day will include a balance of games, crafts, lessons, and activities, with as much time spent outside as possible.   You must be 16 years old and have a Criminal Record Clearance prior to starting.  There will be a mandatory orientation and training session on Tuesday, June 27th from 4:30 pm to 8 pm.   For additional information, please click here to see the flyer.

If you’re interested in applying, please contact Chantal Martin, Youth Program Coordinator at cmartin@vandusen.org or call 604-257-8443.

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for this program.

29th Annual Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival is looking for student volunteers to help out at the 29th Annual Vancouver Dragon Festival on June 23, 24 & 25, 2017.  Their non-profit society reflects diversity through festivals that celebrate the arts and dragon boat racing.

Festival volunteers work primarily providing excellent customer service throughout the site.  Festival volunteers duties include:

  • greeting customers and providing accurate information
  • checking passes
  • selling merchandise
  • helping to set up and run various activities, such as children’s crafts or paddler games
  • assisting entertainers
  • VIP/Sponsor services

If you’re interested in applying for one of these positions, click here to volunteer.

Please contact April Skold, Event & Marketing Coordinator at april@dragonboatbc.ca if you have any questions.

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for this event.

 

Volunteers for Canada Day on Granville Island

There are still many volunteer opportunities available for Canada Day on Granville Island.  Please visit their site http://granvilleisland.com/volunteer-on-canada-day to register online for one of the many spots available.  Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 4, 2017 for priority scheduling.  Shifts will be assigned on a first-come basis, beginning with returning volunteers.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Fowler, Volunteer Coordinator, Canada Day Granville Island at kfowler@cmhc-schl.gc.ca or call 604-666-8793.

Note: District Office is not involved in the selection process for this event.

Summer 2017 Work Experience Placements at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium is offering a large number of work experience placement opportunities at various departments during the summer months.  If you have requested a summer work experience placement with your Work Experience Teacher, please note that it is the student’s responsibility to apply for one of these spots on-line at the Vancouver Aquarium site.

For complete description of duties and instructions to apply, click on the links:

Note: District Office is not involved in the student selection process for these positions.  Any questions are to be directed to Zoe Jackson at zoe.Jackson@vanaqua.org or call 604-659-3478.

 

Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids – Junior Instructors

Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids is a non-profit, student-run organization looking for Junior Instructors to help instructors teach hands-on science and engineer activities for youth between Grades 1-7.   If you are a student entering Grade 11 or 12 in Sept. 2017 and have an interest in science, engineering, or technology this is a great opportunity for you.  Junior Instructors will volunteer from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday for a minimum of one week.  They will be happy to have student volunteers for multiple weeks.  There are 50 volunteering positions for each week and the camps run for a total of 9 weeks, starting July 4 to August 31, 2017.

For additional information and to apply, please visit their website at http://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/highschool/volunteering/

If you have any questions, contact Zoe Bethune at zoe@geeringup.ca and deadline to apply is Friday, May 26, 2017.

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for these positions.

 

Writers’ Exchange – Literacy Mentor

The Writers’ Exchange is looking for student volunteers to join them as literacy mentors during July and August.   Mentors work one-on-one or in small groups with kids (ages 6 to 13) to help them complete fun, creative literacy projects and make sure that all kids leave each session knowing how awesome they are.   As an enthusiastic, committed literacy mentor, you make it possible for us to fulfill our mission: get inner-city kids excited about reading and writing!

You must be able to commit to at least 2 hours/week for 7 weeks to be eligible to volunteer during July and August.  For complete description of duties and instruction to apply, visit www.vancouverwe.com/volunteers.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah-Jane Hamilton, Volunteer Coordinator at sjhamilton@vancouverwe.com

Royal Soccer Club Summer Camp

Royal Soccer Club is a non-profit soccer camp that runs from July 4 to September 1.  They have volunteer opportunities for students to help out at 3 Vancouver area locations – Templeton Park, Kerrisdale Park and Kensignton Park.  There are also locations in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey and Victoria.

Volunteers must be 14 years of age by the start of the week they want to volunteer and for Camp Counselors, students must be 16 years of age by the time camp starts.  For additional information and to apply online, please visit their website at www.royalsoccer.com  or click on the link for volunteers BCVolunteerApplication2017 and Camp Counselor BCStaffApplication2017

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Kuruliak, Office Coordinator at aaron@royalsoccer.com or 1-800-427-0536 ext. 224.

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for this event.

 

Freedom 55 Financial Open

Linx Marketing, organizers for The Freedom 55 Financial Open is looking for 25 student volunteers to assist with this charity event which will take place from May 29 to June 4, 2017.  This year’s charity recipient is the Canucks for Kids Fund and will be held at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

Any students volunteering will be provided:

  • Two tickets to a Vancouver Canucks 2017/18 regular season game
  • A golf hat and shirt
  • Hot meals during their shift
  • Invitation to the volunteer party
  • Entry to view the tournament when they not volunteering

The volunteer fee will be waived for students.  Students will be required to assist for about 8 hours in total on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.  For description of roles available, visit the website https://www.freedom55financialopen.com/volunteer-information.html

If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please email David Lee-Fay, Minx Marketing Inc at David@linxmarketing.ca

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for this event.

 

2017 City of Vancouver Family Day Volunteers

City of Vancouver is looking for student volunteers to help out at their annual Family Day event on Sunday, May 13, 2017.  This event will be held at Manitoba Works Yard, 250 West 70th Avenue and the location is transit friendly.  The theme of the event this year is Diversity and Inclusiveness and students will be able to learn about different opportunities available at the City of Vancouver.  Students will be helping with various activities such as basketball shoot, mini golf and to help with set up and take down of the displays.

For additional information, please click on the link Family Day 2017.  Students can sign up by sending an email to covfd2017@vancouver.ca before Sunday, May 7, 2017.    There are flexibility for volunteers, shifts are from 8 am to 4 pm and actual event is from 10 am to 2 pm.   All volunteers will be provided with Team Leads, t-shirts, volunteer letters, and a great lunch from the food trucks.

If you have any questions, please contact Gurdeep Birdi, Family Day Volunteer Coordinator at gurdeep.birdi@vancouver.ca or call 604-871-6792.

 

KidSafe Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

KidSafe is now accepting applications for student volunteers to help out during the Summer Break from July 4 to August 25, 2017.  Founded in 1993 by the Vancouver Sun newspaper, concerned citizens, and Vancouver School Board.  KidSafe provides a nurturing safe haven for inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed (Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks).  KidSafe keeps school doors open at six Vancouver elementary schools to provide, fun and learning opportunities to over 300 children and youth.

Please click on the following links for full description of duties and instructions to apply:

Students must complete the application form (with cover letter and resume), attend an intake interview, orientation and complete the Criminal Record Check and receive clearance prior to starting.

Application deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017 and commitment is just 10 days, so students can attend summer school as well as volunteer.  If you have any questions, contact Christina Vasilopoulos, Coordinator of Programming & Community Engagement at christina@kidsafe.ca or call 604-713-4467 / cell: 604-441-3475

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for these positions.