Youth Mentor

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
Yes
Position description: 

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. 

Deliverables/Duties: 

-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

Qualifications: 

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.

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Student
Additional Information: 

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.

 

 

How to apply: 
https://forms.gle/5SaSsAG4NaW8HCt6A
Contact person: 
Ilar Tanha
Contact phone: 
778-347-4527
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Volunteerism
Youth Development
Mission:
Train youth mentors to help the younger generation understand their own potential and contribute meaningfully to the betterment of their communities.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
1 Mar 2021
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Virtual
Work location:
Edmonds Neighbourhood
Burnaby, BC
Last Updated: February 24, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 25, 2021