Youth Engagement Project

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Position description: 

Special Olympics British Columbia is undertaking a Youth Engagement Project to connect young people with individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) in their community to provide youth with a meaningful opportunity to address the need for greater inclusion and respect for people with ID in communities across B.C. The SOBC Youth Engagement Project is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps.

SOBC will provide successful applicants with information, resources, support, and funding of up to $1,000 to help them to design and execute a project that addresses inclusion in their community. The participants will have the option of creating their own unique action plan, event, or project, or working with SOBC staff to refine an existing initiative. 



Attend our Youth Summit August 16th-18th in Vancouver, B.C. (travel and accommodation to be provided)
Attend SOBC Local Committee meetings once a month
Execution of action plan, event, or project between September 2019 and March 2020


Youth (ages 15-30) who is motivated by the meaningful opportunity of developing a project or initiative to address the need for greater inclusion and respect for people with intellectual disabilities within their community

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Additional Information: 

Increase the level of inclusion and engage others in your community
Make real difference as a leader and a voice of change in your community
Develop and enhance your personal and professional skills under the valuable mentorship of our staff at SOBC

Youth Projects can include but are not limited to:

Fundraising – raise funds through a project that brings the community together, raises awareness for Special Olympics and the importance of building an inclusive society.
Competition – a project to host a competition that is run by community members (especially other youth in a community) to benefit the athletes within that Region.
Recruitment – a project to recruit athletes and volunteers into the Local Special Olympics program.
Awareness – an awareness campaign that can bring in funds, recruit volunteers and athletes and ensure that SOBC is front and centre in the minds of the community.

How to apply: 
Take some time to fill out the following application form to tell us about yourself and your project idea prior to our application deadline (June 30, 2019):
Contact person: 
Jocelyn Kerr
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Sport & Recreation
Youth Development
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Position start/end date:
16 Aug 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Burnaby, BC