Service Opportunities – March 8

Oak BayThe Youth Internship Program is a program offered through recreation Oak Bay. It is a program where you work as a Summer Camp Intern and gain valuable experience working with children. It will be open for resumes starting on April 1. Plenty of time to prepare!

To apply you must:
– Be a resident of the District of Oak Bay or attend school there.
– Be between the ages of 15-18 years.
– Be willing to work four weeks at summer camps with children between the ages of 4-12 years.
– Consent to a criminal record check.
– Attend five hours of Youth Internship orientation and Leadership Training (time TBA).
– Attend Oak Bay Summer Staff training on a Saturday and Sunday in June for two full days.

On April 1 interested applicants can email their cover letter and resume to [email protected] or you can drop it off at the Job Application Drop Box at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St.

SaanichSaanich Parks and Recreation is looking for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 to form a planning group for a youth concert that will be on August 29 as part of the Music in the Park concert series this summer.

If you or someone you know is interested or would like more info please contact Jason at 250-475-5427.

TCThe Times Colonist 10K is happening on Sunday, April 30. It is anticipated that up to 10,000 runners and walkers will take part. They are in need of approximately 700 volunteers to ensure the success of this event.

As a volunteer, you are not only supporting the participants but you are also supporting many charities who will benefit from entry proceeds. Charities such as Help Fill A Dream, BC Cancer, Every Step Counts, Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, Heart & Stroke Foundation and many schools in the area.

This is a fun event and they want you to have a good time! Work with a buddy, or a group, and they will ensure you are partnered up so you are not alone. Shifts vary and can be as little as two hours. You can register for multiple shifts at the same time if interested.

Please refer to the website for more information. Register as soon as possible so they can ensure you get the area you are most interested in!

WITSWITS is  looking for people to help prepare supplies to send out to schools.

The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. The WITS Programs Foundation supports schools and other organizations to inspire their students to believe in healthy relationships

Volunteers will be counting and bundling inventory items so they are easy to pack. This is a small but important part of their work supporting schools as they implement the WITS Programs. The packages they put together go to communities all over Canada, supported by grants from many different organizations.

Bundling is straightforward, and training is provided. Consider volunteering with a friend, and you can have a quiet chat while you help schools build safe, responsive communities for children.

This is not a regularly scheduled activity, but will be on an as-needed basis. The time commitment is one to two hours per session. For more information or to apply, email [email protected] or call toll-free 1-855-858-8766.


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