Requirements:
  • Police Check
Also required for this position: We are looking for youth (15-18) who reside and/or attend school in the Edmonds neighbourhood, who are eager to volunteer with the younger generation in their community, while also building their own capacity. No past experience is necessary.
Languages Needed:

Reading/writing in English is required.

  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth

Youth Mentor

7315 Edmonds St., 107, Burnaby, BC, V3N 1A7 [map]
2-4 hours / weekly
Ongoing, year-round
Edmonds Youth draws from a global educational program inspiring young people, parents, and community members to work together toward a better world. The program trains teens and young adults to mentor younger peers aged 11 to 14, through the junior youth program.

The junior youth program uses a curriculum that is designed with the aim of helping 11-14 year olds develop their language abilities, excel in school, and become active agents of positive change in their communities. As a youth mentor, you work to create a joyful environment and guide junior youth through this curriculum, with stories containing meaningful themes and activities, arts, drama, and community service projects. You will build strong bonds of friendship with the junior youth and help them navigate this vital part of life

This opportunity is perfect for high school students between the ages of 15-18 who want to get involved in their community. Each week you will meet with your junior youth group for 2 hours, to go through lessons and activities, and to continue growing your friendship with them.

We are looking for youth (15-18) who reside and/or attend high-school in the Edmonds neighbourhood of Burnaby, who are eager to volunteer with the younger generation in their community, while also building their own capacity.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Training is on-going, and is incorporated into weekly planning sessions with other youth mentors. Training is not a requisite to start volunteering, and therefore you will be able to start working with junior youth right away, while advancing through the training process simultaneously.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Youth mentors will learn to work with the younger generation, and improve their own leadership and communication skills. You will learn to plan for groups and activities alongside other volunteers and experienced facilitators, and put to practice your own talents and interests by incorporating them into your mentorship with the junior youth. Participants of our program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and you will learn to serve your community through meaningful discussions with them all
Requirements:
  • Police Check
Also required for this position: We are looking for youth (15-18) who reside and/or attend school in the Edmonds neighbourhood, who are eager to volunteer with the younger generation in their community, while also building their own capacity. No past experience is necessary.
Languages Needed:

Reading/writing in English is required.

  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth