Archive | February 2013

Childrens Festival-Volunteer in May

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival needs volunteers May 27 to June 2

 

This is an amazing week long event supported  almost exclusively by 1500 volunteers.

Where Volunteers are needed:

Children’s Activity Assistants(hands-on activities), Face Painters, Hosts, Ushers and Box office Assistants.

Other Areas (training provided) Volunteers help with administration, sales, special events, info, volunteer centre, traffic control or “floaters” (choice of daily available activities)

French speakers: Practice your French! We need French speakers Tues May 28 –  Thurs May 30 (FrancoFun! Day)

Crew Support: Assist Festival Crew with various tasks throughout the day.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Children Festival, see Ms. Parmar for application ASAP.

http://www.childrensfestival.ca/

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

 

 

Want to be an air traffic controller??

NAV Canada offers summer employment for students

1. Do I qualify for the NAV CANADA’s Summer Student Employment Program?

To qualify for a Summer Student job with NAV CANADA you must:

  • be 16 years of age or older;
  • be currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary education institution on a full-time basis, and returning to school in the Fall; and
  • be able to validate the above criteria by providing original documentation, as requested, during an interview.

MUST APPLY BY FEB 28

http://www.navcanada.ca/NavCanada.asp?Language=en&Content=ContentDefinitionFiles\AboutUs\SummerStudent\FAQ\default.xml

 

http://www.navcanada.ca

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Posted by Ms. Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

Volunteer for Spring Break at Stanley Park

Spring Break Youth Restoration Team
Connecting People with Nature http://stanleyparkecology.ca/volunteer/spring-break-youth-restoration-team/

 

The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is offering an exciting opportunity for 8 to 10 secondary school students to gain volunteer experience and work to restore important habitats in Stanley Park.

Time Commitment: March 18th-21st (Monday to Thursday) for 5 hours (10am – 3pm) each day.

Duties Volunteers will work as a team over the duration of the week to:

 Remove targeted invasive species from selected areas
 Restore and enhance degraded habitats by planting native vegetation and placing coarse woody debris
 Help to maintain and develop the native plant nursery by weeding and planting cuttings
 Talk with the public about ecology and invasive species in Stanley Park as needed
 Support fellow team members by maintaining a positive attitude and showing dedication while accomplishing tasks

Training will be provided on:

 Identification of native and invasive plant species and proper planting techniques

 Safe and effective techniques for removing invasive species
 General outdoor safety practices

Benefits:

 Gain volunteer experience in environmental conservation while working outdoors

 Learn about west coast ecology, local conservation and restoration issues
 Make a difference to conservation and restoration of habitats in Stanley Park
 Gain volunteer hours while developing team building and leadership skills
 A letter of reference is available upon completion of the project

Requirements:

 18 years old or younger

 Effective communication skills
 Willingness to be active outdoors, in all weather conditions
 Reliable, punctual and able to commit to participating for the
duration of the week March 18th-21st, from 10am-3pm each day
 Interested in nature, wildlife, and environmental conservation
 Enthusiastic about contributing to habitat restoration
Application Procedure                             

Application closing date: March 1, 2013 Please contact Julie Sabau (Volunteer Coordinator) to let us know you are interested in this opportunity.
Email: vols@stanleyparkecology.ca OR
Phone: 604-681-7099

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

Your Career Starts HERE!

The North Vancouver School District is hosting an open forum featuring businesses and post secondary institutions.
Representatives will discuss:
• their business and workplace
• their campus and faculties
• the kinds of attitude, work ethics & commitment they seek
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: Education Services Centre Ocean View Room
(5th Floor) 2121 Lonsdale Avenue
WHO: Parents & students from grades 8 – 12
RSVP: jstull@nvsd44.bc.ca
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

BCIT BIG INFO Feb 27 5-9

http://commons.bcit.ca/biginfo/?icn=biginfospring13&icl=homebanner

 

About BIG Info
Twice per year, BCIT hosts its “BIG Information Session & Program Expo” at the main campus in Burnaby. This free event is open to everyone and provides a unique opportunity for you to find out more about BCIT’s full-time programs and part-time courses and programs all in one place, at one time.
The BIG Info event gives you the opportunity to hear from successful BCIT grads, meet with faculty, staff and program advisors, and find out why employers hire BCIT grads. You can even apply to BCIT right on the spot!
The next BIG Info Session & Program Expo is Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at our Burnaby Campus from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
It’s a great event for students and parents!
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Thinking of a TRADE Check out BC HYDRO

Why Work for BC Hydro

YOUTH HIRES PROGRAM

http://www.bchydro.com/careers/students_grads/youth.html

Or maybe check out the TRADES TRAINEE PROGRAM   and get paid to learn.

http://www.bchydro.com/careers/students_grads/apprenticeships.html

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparpar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Student Work Experience Program 2013

 

Bard on the Beach offers high school students the opportunity to gain valuable hospitality work experience with a professional theatre company.

Are you….

  • Looking for a fun summer volunteer experience?
  • Looking for work experience
  • At least 16 years of age?
  • Outgoing?
  • Comfortable dealing with the general public?
  • Fluent in English

What’s in it for you?

  • Good retail experience in a fast paced retail environment
  • Cash handling and POS training
  • Interaction with the general public
  • Friendly one-on-one interview experience
  • working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Work reference & volunteer hour credits
  • Opportunity for an inside look at a theatre company

Participants will also receive all volunteer benefits

Students who are interested in participating will:

  • Attend an information session on either Saturday, April 27 or Saturday, May 11, followed by a one-on-one interview the same day.
  • Attend orientation and training sessions
  • Work a minimum of 45 hours
  • Work 2 shifts per week (Tuesday-Saturday) for 6 consecutive weeks (a two week rotation in each of the three volunteer areas) during one of the following time periods:

1) June 18 – July 30

2) July 2 – August 13

3) July 16 – August 27

 

Positions include: Greeters, Ticket Takers, Ushers and Concession, Boutique Assistants

Please apply online at www.volunteer@bardonthebeach.org

Let me know if you are applying for this opportunity, so I can give you proper paperwork for work experience credits.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

 

North Van Library needs BOOK BUDDIES for Spring Break

Spring Break Book Buddies
Book Buddies is a library program that helps children aged 6-10 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and during ½ hour sessions the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose appropriate books to take home and do literacy-based activities such as word games.
Book Buddies volunteers:
  • Are in grades 10, 11,or 12
  • Enjoy working with younger children, including those with learning disabilities or who have English as a second language
  • Are enthusiastic about reading, and can model  reading as an enjoyable activity
  • Are patient , supportive and willing to try different ways of engaging children who may be shy or reluctant in a non-judgemental, welcoming environment
  • Are able to communicate clearly, effectively and courteously with children, parents, library staff and fellow Book Buddies
  • Keep schedules, notes and statistics; write reports; operate simple office machinery
Book Buddies will run in the mornings during Spring Break. There will also be a 2 hour training session and a 1 hour evaluation session. Volunteers will rely on library staff for training, supervision, emergency assistance and advice regarding reading selections.  All NVDPL volunteers must complete a criminal record check. Volunteers will receive written confirmation of hours completed.
If you meet these requirements, please submit a letter of application by email, fax, mail or in person by Friday February 22 to:
Alison Campbell
Outreach Coordinator for Children and Teens
North Vancouver District Public Library
1277 Lynn Valley Road   V7J 2A1
Phone 604.990.5800 ext 8118
Fax  604.984.7600
In your letter please indicate your availability for these dates (the time will be approximately  9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day) : March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28
If you are interested in this opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know.
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Vancouver Job Fair March 28, 2013

Vancouver Job Fair

Starts:
March 28, 2013 at 11:00am – 6:00

Venue:
Vancouver Convention Centre East Ballroom

Make the most of your BC Job Fairs experience
Wondering how to make the most of your BC Job Fair experience? Download the BC Job Fairs Tip sheetwhich shares advice provided by British Columbians and employers who attended the 2012 job fairs.

See list of employers and details of the event at
http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/vancouver-job-fair/

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca