“Youth are the NOW and the future, hear their voices”

City of Victoria Youth Advisory Council (2023/24)

The City of Victoria Youth Advisory Council is a youth-driven, grassroots program funded by the City of Victoria and hosted by Volunteer Victoria. The Youth Council offers opportunities for young people to be leaders in their community. This is a passionate group that takes action and raises awareness about important issues in the community, while also sharing youth perspectives and experiences with Victoria’s City Council, staff, and citizens.

Sound like you? We’d love to add you to our ever-growing and diverse Council Team!

Contact Anisha Kapoor at anisha@volunteervictoria.bc.ca to learn more about becoming a part of Victoria’s youth voice!

 

 Youth 20/20 CAN

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community during this time but not sure where to start? Are you feeling disconnected during these uncertain times? Maybe you want to give back to the community but you aren’t sure where to start? Look no further then, join the Youth 20/20 CAN Victoria team!

We explore a variety of issues in our community. Once the team learns about said issues, we work with community organizations that work to address these challenges. We encourage our team members to get involved in researching and planning activities that they are passionate about, and we also provide training to aid our participants on their community involvement and career journeys. Best of all, there is no cost to join this fun and rewarding program!

Eligibility: 

1. Participants must be between 15 and 29 years of age. 
2. Participants must be able to be contacted through email, phone, in-person, or Instagram.  
3. Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC)*
4. Most importantly, having a helpful and positive attitude!  The goal is to complete an average of 10 hours of volunteering per month.

*There are many volunteering opportunities that do not require a CRC or citizenship. 

And what do you get from joining this team? 

  1. You engage as a volunteer in a meaningful fashion in the community.
  2. You get career and volunteering-related training & skills development.
  3. You gain leadership and event-planning experience.
  4. You increase your network in the community.
  5. You work collaboratively with a wide range of community partners.
  6. You make new friends with like-minded people.
  7. You get needed volunteer hours to support graduation requirements for high school, university, etc.
  8. You gain references upon the successful conclusion of your participation within our youth team.
  9. And best of all, enjoyment and amazing memories from volunteering in the community!

The list goes on and on!

New team members will help plan future projects by participating in our weekly Zoom meetings. 

If you would like to get involved please contact Vinny Awasthi, our Volunteer Victoria Youth Programmer, at 250-386-2269 or e-mail vinny@volunteervictoria.bc.ca. She would love to hear from you!

Visit youth2020can.ca for more info. Follow us on Instagram!

Volunteer Victoria would like to acknowledge with gratitude the financial contribution from TELUS, Harbourside Rotary, Hamber Foundation, Victoria Foundation, Provincial Employees PECSF, and the Province of BC Gaming. Their generous support has made the Youth Engagement Team possible!

Contact Us

To meet with a youth advisor, please email Vinny Awasthi at vinny@volunteervictoria.bc.ca.




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