Youth Education Program - Facilitator

Seasonal Volunteering
Elementary Schools in Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond

We are not currently recruiting for Facilitators. Please check back in 2021. 

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Youth Education Programs are committed to giving youth the tools they need to make healthy choices.

Volunteer Description:

With your help, our youth programs work to build self-esteem and confidence in Grade 7 girls and boys, affording them essential life skills and the requisite tools to successfully transition to high school.  

Programs run side-by-side and are delivered over nine weeks in select elementary schools throughout Metro Vancoyuver, Surrey, and Richmond. Programs are led and delivered by a team of two Facilitators, one or two High School Ambassadors, and an adult Wisdom Champion Mentor.

Facilitators are usually university/college students who volunteer their time to deliver the nine-week programs. They act as role models, lead the program activities and share their life experience with the program participants. Visit our webpage to learn more. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

•    Experience with youth an asset, or an understanding of the diverse challenges they face.
•    Confidence leading and delivering program to Grade 7 youth
•    Motivation to make a significant difference to the lives of young people.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Requirements: Interview and Criminal Record Check

Full training provided: Two full days of training are provided alongside ongoing support from the YWCA Youth Team. This is a great opportunity to develop and grow invaluable career, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

Time Committment: Three hours per week for ten consecutive weeks, plus one-to-two hours of prep time per week. Programs run twice a year, and begin late February/October and are finished by the first week of May/December at the latest.

Where: Elementary schools throughout Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey

Volunteers applications are accepted year-round. To apply, complete our online application.