Youth Advising Program

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 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? Maybe you’re a young person between the ages of 15-29 and still want to volunteer during this pandemic? 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 and 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.  Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC)
2. Participants must be able to be contacted through email, phone, in-person, or Instagram.  
3. Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC)*
4. Most of all having a helpful and positive attitude!  The goal is to complete an average of 10 hours of volunteering per month, depending on availability and interest 

*Youth from all backgrounds are welcome, including international studnets.  There are many volunteering opportunities that do not require a CRC or citizenship. 

And what do you get from joining this team? 

  1. Participants get to engage as a volunteer in a meaningful fashion in the community.
  2. You also get career and volunteering related training & skill development.
  3. You will gain leadership and event planning opportunities.
  4. The team offers a great way to increase your network in the community.
  5. You get to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners.
  6. Make new friends with like minded people.
  7. Get those volunteer hours to support graduation requirements for highschool
  8. Gain references upon the successful conclusion of your participation with our youth team. And best of all, enjoyment and amazing memories of group volunteering in community.

The list goes on and on!

Although COIVD-19 has restricted us from traditional avenues of volunteerism, this has not hindered our team’s enthusiasm and mission from helping our community. New team members will help plan future projects by participating in our weekly zoom meetings, participate in virtual workshops, and conduct COVID-19 protocol activities (i.e social distancing) to help Victoria`s vulnerable populations. Although the pandemic has provided challenges, we are still connected as a team!

If you would like to get involved please contact Julia Harrison or Arista Marthyman our Volunteer Victoria Youth Programmers, at 250-386 2269 or e-mail julia@volunteervictoria.bc.ca or  arista@volunteervictoria.bc.ca. They would love to hear from you!

Also, 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 Julia Harrison at julia@volunteervictoria.bc.ca, or Arista Marthyman at arista@volunteervictoria.bc.ca!