150 Reasons Youth Project

In January 2017 Volunteer Victoria launched the 150 Reasons Youth Project, a year-long project that fosters youth leadership and community engagement. The Youth Advisory Committee a group of youth aged between 15 and 29 years— is designing and planning a series of 12 events over the course of 2017. Committee members attend volunteer management and career related training, where they develop skills to engage in the project’s wide range of initiatives. The 150 Reasons Youth Project aims to leave a legacy, both in the community and in participating youths’ lives. Visit our events tab for information about past and future events. 

The 150 Reasons Youth Project is made possible by funding from the Victoria Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Township of Esquimalt, and the City of Victoria.

Join Us

The 150 Reasons Youth Project runs from January to December 2017. New members are always welcome to join the Youth Advisory Committee or attend events!

What are the requirements to join?

  1. Be between 15 and 29 years of age
  2. Provide a criminal record check (arranged through Volunteer Victoria)
  3. Participate in the planning and delivery of at least 2 events in 2017
  4. Be available to meet every second Saturday (usually from 10am to 12pm). This may change as event dates approach. 

What do youths get out of the project?

  1. Volunteer management training
  2. Career related training
  3. Volunteer hours
  4. Leadership opportunities 
  5. Networking
  6. References
  7. A very cool 150 Reasons t-shirt (to keep and wear)
  8. Amazing memories of Canada’s 150th celebration

Contact Us

The 150 Reasons Youth Project is co-facilitated by George Colussi, Volunteer Services Coordinator at Volunteer Victoria, and Megan Webber. If you would like to get involved please contact George by phone at (250) 386-2269 (ext. 28) or by email at george@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

The Youth Advisory Committee featured in the Times Colonist, June 2017


Our Events

The Youth Advisory Committee aims to hold 12 events between January and December 2017. At our next event on September 23 we will be holding children’s activities at Fall Fairfield, a fair held by the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. 

In recent months committee members have:

  • Helped out at Quadra Village Community Centre’s community dance event in June (including running a dunk tank!)
  • Applied hundreds of temporary tattoos to people celebrating Canada Day on the Legislature lawn 
  • Uprooted weeds and cleared paths at the Spirit Garden, the North Jubilee Neighbourhood Association’s community garden

For more information about the Youth Advisory Committee or to attend any of our events please contact facilitator George Colussi at george@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.

Click on the posters below for information about past events, including testimonials from participants.