The Kidsafe Society Volunteers – Spring 2018

The KidSafe Projects Society is looking for student volunteers to help out during Spring Break from March 19 to March 29, 2018.  This successful program was founded in 1983 by the Vancouver Sun newspaper, concerned citizens, and Vancouver School Board teachers and principals.  KidSafe provides a nurturing safe haven for inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed.  Each weekday during Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks, KidSafe keeps school doors open at six elementary schools to provide, fun and learning opportunities to 340 children and youth.

They are looking for 3 different volunteering positions:

  • Activity Leader Assistants (60)
  • Food Coordinator Assistants (3)
  • Photography Assistant (10)

Some important dates to consider:

  1. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
  2. Criminal Record Check deadline is Monday, March 5, 2018.
  3. Volunteer Orientation (1 hour) is Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Jack Waldie, Coordinator of Programming and Community Engagement at or call 604-441-7394 or see your Work Experience Teacher.

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

Juno Award Volunteers

Volunteers are needed during JUNO Week, March 19-25, 2018.  Volunteers will be needed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening shifts as these are the busiest days (March 23-25).  Each volunteer is required to commit to a minimum of two shifts of approximately four to six hours throughout the weekend, however some committees will work longer shifts due to the nature of the event.  NOTE: Minimum age requirement for the JUNOS volunteer team is 19.  Anyone 19 and over as of March 1, 2018 is invited to apply. 

If you’re interested in volunteering, click on the link to apply online.  Applicants will be updated on next steps in the process by email throughout the program if selected.  Active volunteers will gain access to the schedule for self-scheduling once selected.  You will have the opportunity to sign up for the shifts of your choice based on availability at the time of scheduling.  If you are volunteering with a friend, make sure to include the name of the person you want to volunteer with on the application form.

There will be a volunteer orientation on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (venue TBA).  At the orientation you will pick up your volunteer package, receive general training on your duties, meet your committee lead and have the opportunity to ask questions about the volunteer experience.  All volunteers will be provided with an official 2018 JUNO week t-shirt.  Volunteers are required to wear their t-shirt while on duty unless otherwise directed.

The 26th Annual Wellness Show

The 26th Annual Wellness Show still has many volunteer opportunities available from February 17 & 18, 2018.  All shifts are on a first come first serve basis with a possibility of rotation within the positions or other positions.  To view all remaining positions and schedules available, click on the following links:

Students are to sign-up with their Work Experience teachers and complete The Wellness Show, Volunteer Registration Sheet.

Any questions are to be directed to Ann Luo, Volunteer Manager at or see your WEX Teacher.

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

Year of the Dog 2018 Celebration at International Village Mall

Student volunteer opportunities are still available for the Chinese New Year Celebrating Year of the Dog at the International Village from Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2018.  It is expected that there will be over 102,000 visitors who will be attending this event, the program includes lots of festivities, traditional arts and cultural exhibitions, booths and entertainment.  This year the Dragon Boat Festival will bring in a real dragon boat to the event venue for visitors to take photos.  Also, there will be a Chinese New Year of Dogs Arts Festival during the event.  For description of duties and instructions to apply, click on the link 2018_CNY_-Volunteer-Application-Form.  There will be a mandatory orientation meeting for volunteers on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 am, at the Leasing Office, Unit 2127 of the International Village Mall.  This is a very popular event with a limited number of positions and will fill up quickly.  Student volunteers will be provided with a meal coupon on event days and a certificate of recognition with service hours.  Deadline for application is Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by fax (604-646-1089) or email to

If you have any questions, contact Fiona Cheng, Admin Assistant, Leasing and Promotion at or call 604-646-1081.

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

Vancouver Aquarium Placements for January 2018 – Student Volunteer Opportunites

Vancouver Aquarium is offering the following work experience opportunities beginning January 2018:

  • Junior Biologists Club Winter 2018 – program runs Saturdays and third Saturday each month
  • Winter Wet Lab 2018 – runs Monday to Friday only

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

Deadline to apply is Saturday, December 9, 2017.   All interested students must attend the group interview on Sunday, December 17, 2017 and time will be confirmed with students.  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 or call 604-659-3478 or see your Work Experience Teacher.

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

Pearl Mandarin Education – Student Volunteers


Pearl Mandarin is looking for student volunteers to help out with their classes on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 11:15 am at Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way starting January 2018.   They are looking for students who are fluent in Mandarin and English and if you have an interested in a career in teaching, this would be a great opportunity for you.

If you’re interested in applying, please send a cover letter along with your resume to by Monday, December 4, 2017.   For more information about their classes, visit  Any questions, contact Ai-Ling Lin at or call 778-308-9457.

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

Vancouver International Children’s Festival – Key Volunteer Positions

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is inviting students who would like to be Key Volunteers at their 41st Annual Festival.  Key Volunteers role is to recruit and coordinate the volunteers at your school. These are great opportunities for students interested in future careers in Event Planning & Management/Production 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 and transit friendly.  For additional information, click on the link 2018 Children’s Festival Positions and Key Volunteer meetings begin December 9, 2017.

For more information, contact Sophie Mines at or 604-708-5655.

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


Writers’ Exchange – Student Volunteer Mentors

The Writers’ Exchange is looking for student volunteers to join them as literacy mentors for their winter program from January to March.  Mentors work one-on-one or in small groups with kids (ages 6 to 13) to help them read picture books and graphic novels, encourage their creativity during crafts and writing time 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!

Student volunteers must be 16 years or older, be able to commit to the same weekly 2 hours after school shift (3 to 5 pm) for at least the full term.  Most of all be passionate about children’s literacy, have fun and not afraid to be be a little wacky!

To apply, complete the application form by Monday, December 18, 2017 at  For additional information click on the link, VSB Recruitment – Winter 2018 or visit

If you have any questions, contact Sarah-Jane Hamilton, Volunteer Manager at or 604-428-8228.

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

Mount Seymour Bear Cub Program – Student Ski Volunteers

Mount Seymour Resorts is accepting high school student volunteers and will train them to become ski instructors.  Students will spend the winter working with their Bear Cub Program skiers, aged 4 to 6 and who are either venturing out on their first sliding experiences or continuing to develop their skills.  Throughout your time in the Bear Cub Program, students will work with certified instructors to run the groups and assist in all aspects of the lesson.  During the course of the season, Mount Seymour will run additional training sessions to help prepare students for the CSIA Level 1 Exam which is recognized by the Ministry of Education and carries 2 credits.  To apply, complete the online fillable application on their website at the bottom of the page.  There will be a mandatory training session on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Lewis, Bear Cub Volunteer Coordinator, Mount Seymour Resorts at or call 604-986-2261 ext. 275.

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