Hot Potato Initiative Foundation

The Hot Potato Initiative Foundation, a registered non-profit organisation working to educate and engage young Canadians in the conversation about homelessness. We are currently recruiting other high school students across Canada to start school clubs or become Ambassadors until July 25th, 2020.

The sole purpose of the club will be to educate students about a range of social issues such as human rights and issues faced by Indigenous Peoples.

Application Link: http://apply.hotpotatoinitiative.ca.
Information Package: https://hotpotatoinitiative.ca/Engagement_Portfolio_Summer2020.pdf.

Teen Book Review Project

Teen Book Review ProjectJoin theTeen Book Review project. Want to read brand new teen books before they’re even published and get volunteer hours?Read the book and let other teens know what you think! You get one volunteer hour for every 100 pages you read, and one additional hour for your rating and review.During Surrey Libraries closure for COVID-19, we are expanding access to teens who might wish to earn volunteer hours from home. Instead of choosing from the selection of books available in participating branches, you now have the option of choosing any Young Adult eBook title offered in our digital collection, with a publication year of 2018 or later. Volunteer hours for reading will be calculated by staff based on the number of pages in the print version.Email your review tolibrary-teens@surrey.ca. Include your full name, your home branch, the book title and author, and if you would like the review posted anonymously. A review must be submitted to earn volunteer hours. You can find help for writing your review here. Limit of 3 submissions per week.

UBC STEM Volunteers

UBC Geering Up is excited to offer opportunities for secondary students to volunteer at our online STEM clubs! We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this email to any Science and Planning teachers, or Career Resource Staff who can share this information with interested students.

Junior Instructor Program

Junior Instructors will work closely with two instructors to deliver hands-on and engaging STEM programming for up to 20 kids anywhere from grades 4-12. A full description of the position can be found hereThis position can satisfy the 30 hours of Work Experience/Community Service requirement for graduation.

We are currently recruiting students to assist with two-week-long clubs that will run mornings and afternoons from 25 May – 05 June, and 08 June – 19 June. Students who are interested in applying can find the application form hereApplications will close on May 15.

We understand that students’ schedules are constantly changing, and will work with your students to schedule around any conflicts whenever possible.

Youth in STEM Video Series

We are currently looking for students in grades 7 – 12 who have engaged in entrepreneurship or innovative projects related to STEM. We would like to highlight these individuals and their projects in a video series on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Our video content creator will interview the youth for 10 minutes over zoom, recording footage of the interview and the student while they are working on their project.

The aim of this video series is to 1) raise awareness of the amazing work youth already do in STEM, 2) encourage audiences to get involved in STEM through entrepreneurship and leadership, and 3) show that STEM projects can be meaningful, no matter the scale of impact.

More information can be found on our website here.

Surrey Crime Prevention

Volunteer Opportunity
Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) is actively recruiting high school students to participate in our LIFT – LEARN l LEARN l INFORM l FOCUS l TRUST Program. Volunteers participate in various community safety programs, contributing to the enhancement of safety in communities throughout the City of Surrey.
You will enhance the following skills:
• Observation & reporting skills
• Communication skills
• Leadership through Team Lead positions
• Enhancing resumes with valuable volunteer experience
• Networking with community partners and peers
• Supporting your portfolio with training opportunities and credible references

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market Volunteers

The Clayton Community Farmer’s Market is currently looking for volunteers to join us for our 2020 season. The market is held bi-weekly, on Sundays from May 3 – October 18, 2020, from 10 am – 3 pm in the parking lot of Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey.

We value the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm that volunteers bring to our market every year! If you have some experience working with kids and time to give, consider becoming a Power of Produce Kids Club and/or Farmer’s Market volunteer.

Please forward the following link to everyone who might be interested: https://forms.gle/9AVbQWxt69cX4m4M8

Surrey Steps Up Program

 

Learn How These Inspiring Game Changers are Making a Difference in Surrey

Since 2015, Surrey Steps Up has been showcasing the positive impact youth have on the city. Whether it’s through good deeds, community projects, or sharing their art, many youth groups and individuals have been transforming our schools and communities with their passion, compassion and courage. Read past participants’ stories and how you can get involved in this year’s event happening March 6.

https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/30684.aspx?utm_source=Surrey+Youth&utm_campaign=Youth+%7C+February+2020&utm_medium=email

Vancouver Aquarium

Tuesday January 14th we are hosting an info session for Youth and parents to come and learn more about the YouthToSea program and the commitment involved with it.
7:00pm at the Aquarium. Please email workexperience@ocean.org to register spaces are limited.

Ocean Wise is proud to be launching our YouthToSea Spring and Summer Leadership Programs in 2020. For those of you involved in youth volunteering in the past, this program is our AquaCamps Work Experience program, but amped up to offer more development/opportunity!

These programs are designed to offer youth (14-18) an opportunity to build their personal leadership, problem-solving and life skills. Youth in the program will volunteer in our AquaCamps at the Vancouver Aquarium during our Spring or Summer sessions working with children. Youth volunteers will expand their social network, increase their marine conservation knowledge, connect with their community and gain employment skills.
Students who complete the Leadership Program will receive:
• 120+ hours of volunteer service
• Ocean Wise Animal Handling Certification
• WHMIS Certification
• CAN Autism Training
• Ocean Wise Leadership Program Certificate of Completion
• Opportunity to join member-only workshops/events at the Vancouver Aquarium
• Valuable work experience and professional contacts

There is also an opportunity to complete an original ocean conservation service project of their choosing with an Ocean Wise mentor as well as access to the YouthToSea Microgrants – where students can apply for grants to fund their ocean service ideas! Youth who complete the program will be invited to the Showcase event in October 2020 – which is a weekend of outdoor learning including camp activities, water activities, presentations, networking opportunities and fun & games of course! The program is fully funded, there is no cost to the students to participate – all offsite training and certifications are included.