Freedom 55 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.

 

Vancouver International Children’s Festival Volunteer Opportunities

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is inviting students to help at their 40th Annual Festival. There are still some fantastic opportunities for students interested in future careers in Arts Admin, Event Management/Production, Business/Sales, Tourism, Early Childhood Development or for those who want to try their hand at something completely different before deciding on a career path!  The Festival’s Granville Island location is very practical & transit friendly.  For additional information, click on the link 2017 Children’s Festival Positions and deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

Note: District Office is not involved in the selection process for these positions.  If you have any questions, please contact Diana Stewart-Imbert, Education and Volunteer Services Manager at edu@childrensfestival.ca or 604-708-5655 ext. 105.

 

Winterruption 2017

Volunteer registrations are now open for the 12th annual mid-winter arts festival, Winterruption 2017 at Granville Island from February 17-19.  This 3-day event features live music, visual art, theatre, dance, film and delicious food!

There are many volunteer opportunities available for this event including assisting performers, visitor meet and greet, helping with line-ups.  All volunteers are welcome.

To apply online, click here for the on-line registration form.   Deadline to register is January 16, 2017.  Scheduling begins mid-January and will be done on a first-come first serve basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Fowler, Volunteer Coordinator, Winterruption 2017 at kfowler@cmhc.ca or call 604-666-3619.
 

Vancouver International Children’s Festival Volunteer Opportunities

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is inviting students to help at their 40th Annual festival.  The Festival is hoping to have two types of student volunteers: those who volunteer during the Festival ➢ May 29 – June 4 (more than 1100 in 2016) and “Key Volunteers”, who help us (and their Work Experience Teachers) in recruiting, interviewing & coordinating these Festival volunteers at each school. Last year, over 80 “Key Volunteers” from various secondary schools in the Lower Mainland participated in this program.  For additional information, click on the link 2017-vancouver-international-childrens-festival

If you think you would be interested in getting some first-hand experience with as Key Volunteers, please email Diana Stewart-Imbert at dstewartimbert@childrensfestival.ca by Friday, November 25, 2016.  An ideal number of Key Volunteers is 2 to 4 per school.  The Key Volunteer meeting will be on Sat. December 10 (at our downtown Vancouver office at #301 – 601 Cambie Street) and then on a monthly basis (Sat. Jan. 14, Feb. 4, Mar 4, Apr 8 & May 6) through to our Festival with a final wrap up meeting Sat. June 10.  If you aren’t interested in the “Key Volunteer” initiative, please check back in the new year for information about volunteering.  Students from schools with no Key Volunteers will be able to sign up to volunteer individually at www.childrensfestival.ca starting March 1, 2017.  The Festival has a great variety of career development opportunities for students looking for a future in Business, Tourism, Early Childhood Education, Event Management.  The Festival’s Granville Island location is very practical & transit friendly.

Note:  District Office is not involved in the selection process for these positions.  If you have any questions, please contact Diana Stewart-Imbert, Festival Education and Volunteer Services Manager at dstewartimbert@childrensfestival.ca or 604-708-5655 ext 105. 

 

 

Bilingual French Marine Educator (Kindergarten to Grade 12)

The Vancouver Aquarium has up to 4 work experience opportunities available for students that are fluent in both English and French.  These work experience placements take place every Mondays from January 23th to March 6th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  For complete description of duties and mandatory orientation dates, click on the link bilingual-french-marine-educator-k-12

Applications are now accepted online at https://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/volunteer/how-to-apply and deadline to apply is Thursday, December 1, 2016 at noon.

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 see your Work Experience Teacher.

 

 

Bilingual Marine Educator (Kindergarten to Grade 3) Work Experience Placement

The Vancouver Aquarium has up to 4 work experience opportunities available for students that are fluent in both English and French.  These work experience placements take place every Tuesdays from January 24th to March 7th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  For complete description of duties and mandatory orientation dates, click on the link bilingual-marine-educator-k-3.

Applications are now accepted online at https://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/volunteer/how-to-apply and deadline to apply is Thursday, December 1, 2016 at noon.

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 see your Work Experience Teacher.

 

 

Wet Lab Marine Educator Work Experience Placement

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently recruiting 6 students for their Wet Lab Marine Educator Program.  Students will volunteer 1 day out of the week, on Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  For complete description of duties and mandatory training dates, click on the link wet-lab-marine-educator.  Shifts will be from Tuesday, January 17th to Friday, March 10th, 2017.  (Excluding statutory holidays of Family Day on February 13th.)

Applications are now accepted online at https://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/volunteer/how-to-apply and deadline to apply is Thursday, December 1, 2016 at noon.

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 see your Work Experience Teacher.

 

Vancouver Aquarium – Winter Break Work Experience Opportunities

Vancouver Aquarium is offering the following work experience opportunities during the Winter Break:

  • AquaCamps Marine Educator
  • Gallery Interpreter
  • Winter Gallery Assistants

For complete description of duties and instructions to apply, please click on the link winter-break-opportunities-2016.  Deadline to apply online is Sunday, November 13, 2016 at noon.  If selected you must attend both mandatory training days – Core Training and Specific Training.

If you have any questions, contact Zoë Jackson, Coordinator, Volunteer Services & Youth Programs at Zoe.Jackson@vanaqua.org