As a not-for-profit organization, Quest Food Exchange relies heavily on the support of volunteers in the communities that we serve. In 2015, over 1900 volunteers generously donated 27,000 hours to Quest operations! On behalf of the team at Quest and the community at large, thank you for choosing to volunteer with us. Primarily, your group volunteer session will involve the repackaging of food items for our not-for-profit grocery markets. Other special projects that may suit your group’s interests may also be available, depending on when your shift is scheduled. Examples of these include stocking, general maintenance, letter mail outs, and organizing products in the distribution centre. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer groups can be scheduled between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM, Monday to Friday. Limited weekend volunteer opportunities are available.
We ask that new volunteer groups be scheduled for a minimum of 4 hours. If this does not suit your availability, alternative arrangements are possible.
Location: 2020 Dundas Street. Unless alternate arrangements are made, volunteer group sessions take place here. Your team may gather on the upper floor of the Administration Office, above the market.
The office entrance is located to the left of the market entrance.
The Soldier For a Day (SFAD) is a one day program is designed to allow students the opportunity to see the equipment, roles and capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces – Army Reserve and educate them on the part time career opportunities with the Army Reserve
SFAD starts with an introduction to the facilities, and basic military concepts like drill (marching), dress and deportment. Then they will learn and experience a wide range of military equipment. They will be introduced to weapons, vehicles, and training equipment. We will also be introducing the students into some of our unique tactics and training. It will end with them receiving a briefing on education and employment opportunities available as well as how to join.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for selection to participate in SFAD:
a. Canadian Citizen;
b. Between the ages of 16-57 (16-18 Parental consent required)
c. Have minimum grade 10 with 6 core credits complete(English, math and science)
d. Have no legal obligations to the judicial system
If interested in this event, please see Ms. Parmar for application. Deadline for application is April 13, 2016.
Do you like working on a team? Do you like interacting with people? Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Then we want to hear from you.
The position starts July 1, 2016 and ends July 1, 2017. As a paid member of our Youth Team, you’ll work as a Community Ambassador and as a Member Service Representative helping our members in one of our branches, where you will process daily transactions and handle inquiries. Your hours will be part-time during the school year and full-time in the summer for one full year.
You will also:
represent Coast Capital Savings at community events
complete 25 volunteer hours focusing on a “for youth, by youth, approach to teaching financial literacy; and
take part in a team-building camp
The link to our application for the 2016/2017 Youth Team is now live. You’ll have from February 18, 2016 at 4:00pm until 4:00pm on March 31, 2016 to apply. In addition to answering a few questions on the application, you’ll also need to include:
A cover letter
2 written references, this could be from a teacher, career counselor, or current employer
A copy of your most recent report card or transcript
Grades 10 – 12 are welcome to join us for cutting edge presentations from our top-notch faculty and exciting industry leaders. Attend an interactive university lecture, visit our labs for demos and hands-on activities!
Grades 8 – 9 are invited to spend the morning with our computer science experts. Learn to program or take your skills to the next level with games, robots, challenges, and more!
Guest Speaker’s include: Electronic Arts, Pixar, Google, Microsoft, and more!
McMaster University is offering a $2500 scholarship value for a six week internship in Engineering Physics. Interns will be mentored by Engineering Physics faculty members and graduate students. As an intern, you will obtain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art research laboratories. If you are interested in science, technology, engineering, and/or math, visit: http://engphys.mcmaster.ca/hs-internship/
Application deadline is MAY 31/16, please note your application will require a two-minute Vimeo video demonstrating an experiment that explains a physics concept you learned about either in school or that you’ve encountered in real life.
*the McMaster website hasn’t been updated to reflect 2016 dates, please proceed with your application anyway, or if you need any help, please see Ms. Parmar*
Volunteer at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Granville Island • May 30 to June 5, 2016!
In May, the south end of Granville Island transforms into an exciting world of performances and activities, dedicated to “creative fun”. To make everything run smoothly, the Festival
needs 1200 volunteers to help with Arts Activities; Ushering & Gate-keeping; Hosting & Info; Traffic; Sales; Administration; Crew Support; Pre-Festival Assistance.
Looking for a challenge? We need work experience & career prep student volunteers to take on weeklong key positions and to help weekdays – when our Festival site is filled with school
children & pre-schoolers! Volunteer Info at www.childrensfestival.ca
If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please see Ms. Parmar for application as soon as possible !
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is hiring for summer… great place to work !!
It may feel early, but they are already started to look towards the summer and start the hiring process for the bridge. They currently have almost all our positions posted up on the Capilano Group website, www.Capilanogroup.com and these positions include:
• Entry Level Food & Beverage Positions (Logger’s Grill Team Member & Café Team Member)
• Entry Level & up general positions (Park Hosts, I spent the majority of my work at Capilano in this position as well as supervising this department)
• Nature Guides (For those students comfortable speaking in front of larger groups (5-40 people)
• Guest Service Agents (For students with a bit of experience working with guests)
• Retail Sales Associates (For students with a bit of retail experience)
• Parking / Shuttle Team (Can be entry level, but looking for strong communicators for this position)
The real summer business kicks off as soon as the school is out for the summer, which makes it an ideal option for summer employment for the students.