Youth Volunteer - Community Policing

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Position description: 

Calling all 16-17 year olds! Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join the West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre (WECHCPC) Youth Action Initiative Program. The WECHCPC isn't a police station; we are a non-profit organization that offers crime prevention education and personal safety awareness activities for community members, businesses owners, and visitors to the West End, Coal Harbour, and Stanley Park. We are looking for 10 youth volunteers to participate in a variety of activities including conducting obstacle courses at community events, creating Child Find ID kits for young children, providing identification services for bicycles, and monitoring and reporting drivers with bad habits. You don't have to live in Vancouver to volunteer with us. All we need is a minimum of four hours of your time a month and a willingness to try something new. BRING A FRIEND. Volunteering is about having fun, making connections, and sharing a exciting experience. To volunteer, contact Shelley at 604-717-2924. For more information, check http://wechcpc.com/wechcpc/programs/youth-action-initiative/ and help assist the Vancouver Police Department with their goal of making Vancouver Canada's safest major city.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Youths will volunteer at special events, outreach events, safety presentations, community clean-ups, and graffiti paint-outs. Youth also have the opportunity to create and present ideas for activities and initiatives in which they would like to participate.

Qualifications: 

Friendly, team player, able to follow directions, self-motivated

Role is suitable for: 
Families
Groups
Additional Information: 

- Training provided and opportunities for professional development
- Invitation to Volunteer Appreciation events and Vancouver Police special events
- Opportunities to meet and volunteer alongside police officers, community policing staff and volunteers.
- Letter of Reference available after 30 volunteer hours
Parental permission will be required.

How to apply: 
http://wechcpc.com/wechcpc/programs/youth-action-initiative/
Contact person: 
Shelley Coppieters
Contact phone: 
604-717-2924
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Law, Advocacy & Politics
Youth Development
Mission:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
12 Apr 2017 to 12 Apr 2018
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
West End-Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre
1267 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1N4