The Stanley Park Ghost Train Volunteers

 

Student volunteer opportunities are available for this year’s 18th annual Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park which runs from October 13-31, 2017.  For description of duties and instructions to apply, please visit GhostTrain2017_Volunteer Newsletter.  There will be a mandatory orientation meeting for volunteers on Thurs. October 5 or Tues. October 10 from 4 pm to 5 pm.  This is a popular event with a limited number of positions and will fill up quickly.  Students can complete the online application at https://ghosttrainvolunteers2017.eventbrite.com

Note: District Office is not involved in the student selection process for these positions.  Any questions are to be directed to Deborah Jorgenson at stanleyparkrailway@thefinerdetails.ca or see your Work Experience Teacher.

Vancouver Aquarium Wet Lab Volunteers – Fall 2017 Recruitment

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently recruiting students for their Wet Lab Marine Educator Program.  Students will volunteer Monday to Friday only, 9 am to 1:30 pm.,  shifts will start week of October 10 to December 22, 2017.  For complete description of duties and mandatory training dates, click on the link Youth Work Experience – Wet Lab Fall 2017.

Applications are now accepted online at http://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/work-experience.

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.

 

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.