Burnaby Youth draws from a global educational program inspiring young people, parents, and community members to work together toward a better world. The program trains teens and young adults to mentor younger peers aged 11 to 14, through the junior youth program.
The junior youth program uses a curriculum that is designed with the aim of helping 11-14 year olds develop their language abilities, excel in school, and become active agents of positive change in their communities. As a youth mentor, you work to create a joyful environment and guide junior youth through this curriculum, with stories containing meaningful themes and activities, arts, drama, and community service projects. You will build strong bonds of friendship with the junior youth and help them navigate this vital part of life
This opportunity is perfect for high school students in Burnaby between the ages of 15-18 who want to get involved in their community. Each week you will meet with your junior youth group for 2 hours, to go through lessons and activities, and to continue growing your friendship with them.
-Meet with a junior youth group once a week
-Participate in a weekly training and planning session with other volunteers
-Plan for lessons, art activities, and games
We are looking for youth (15-18) living in Burnaby, preferably in the Edmonds neighbourhood, who are eager to volunteer with the younger generation in their community, while also building their own capacity. No past experience is necessary.
Ability to communicate and read/write in English is required.
The program has continuous intakes to train new youth volunteers and arranges them to work in pairs or teams, always accompanied by a more experienced facilitator.
We provide certification for volunteer hours.