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 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

If you have any questions, contact Zoe Bethune at 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

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah-Jane Hamilton, Volunteer Coordinator at

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  or click on the link for volunteers BCVolunteerApplication2017 and Camp Counselor BCStaffApplication2017

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

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