Youth Explore Volunteer

Youth Explore is a biweekly activity aimed at migrant and refugee teenagers. You will work with a team responsible for a variety of program related activities, such as planning regular social gatherings and meetings with the teenagers. The meetings and social gatherings are centred around a variety of topics such as leadership, cultural appreciation, identity, and community building.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee service programming: develop, coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate systems within the program.
  • Update supervisor with challenges and ideas.
  • Ensure safety of children at all times.
  • Be punctual and communicate if a problem arises.
  • Address inappropriate and disciplinary issues promptly.
  • Ensure that children’s varying needs and interests are met.
  • Assist with program planning, outings, workshops, and coordination of the youth.
  • Serve as a support and mentor for the youth in the program.
  • Attend and plan regular youth explore sessions (time and days to be determined)

Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including effective listening.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to interact with people from different cultures, genders, religions, and backgrounds.
  • Dedication and passion for working with teenagers.
  • Patience and awareness when dealing with topics such as identity, trauma, and migration.
  • Fun, up-beat, and positive attitude.
  • Must be available on weekends.
  • Police Clearance Certificate required upon acceptance of application.

Benefits

  • Working in a team that aims to create impact
  • Work experience
  • Develop leadership skills in a dynamic and fun setting.
  • Know that you are contributing to the positive, healthy development of children and youth.
  • Meeting people from all over the world and getting to know their stories.

Time Commitment: 5 hours a week minimum (mostly Saturdays)

Volunteer Reports to: Youth Explore Coordinator

We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team.