Summer Volunteers at Elementary School


Become a High School Volunteer at NVSD Elementary Summer Learning!

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals to work alongside the students in our program. As a volunteer, you would be assisting in classrooms and helping organize and support social groups and games during outdoor play!

JULY 5-20, 2022

Use the QR code to apply!

Women In Trades

Women in Trades
Virtual Meet & Greet

Are you a woman high school student in British Columbia,and interested in construction, maintenance, or industrial trades?
Are you a teacher, support staff, counsellor, trustee, oradministrator in a BC school district, and want to help students learn about skilled trades careers?
Hosted by SD43 and the BC Centre for Women in the Trades, these TWO free virtual sessions are all about helping women students THRIVE in their skilled trades education!
PLUS, there will be door prize at both events!
Limited space, register now:



AUGUST 4-7, 2022
This year Camp Ignite is planning a 3 night and 3 day event with overnight including afternoon arrival on August 4th, followed by three full days of firefighting activities at assorted locations in the lower mainland, ending on August 7th. *subject to change based on Public Health directives. Camp Ignite is traditionally a four-day overnight camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams. We aim to show our campers a future of limitless opportunities and demonstrate that anything is possible. The camp is open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 15-18 ) living in British Columbia. Our camp offers an introduction to the exciting world of firefighting. As well, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.

Green Teams Canada Hiring Youth Environmental Leaders

Green Teams Canada is Hiring Two Community Environmental Leaders for the Lower Mainland Green Team (LMGT)

Locations: Greater Victoria and Lower Mainland (Work virtually from home and a variety of settings)

Term: Full-time starting between May 23-June 14 (start date & hrs in May-June may be set up to work around your availability; however, from July 4th it will be full-time) and ending Sept 3, 2022 and then part-time (approx. 16 hrs a week) until April 2, 2023

Compensation: $18/hour

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 6 2022, 12pm.

We are seeking four youth, aged 15-30, who are passionate about environment and community to co-lead the award-winning Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) and Lower Mainland Green Team (LMGT) and support the growth of Green Teams of Canada!

This position will most appeal to someone who is interested in:

  • Gaining leadership and community organizing experience
  • Working collaboratively in a close-knit team
  • Improving their communication skills (e.g. public speaking, communicating science, written, active listening and using non-verbal cues)
  • Developing critical and creative thinking skills
  • Learning how to conduct outreach (e.g. using multiple social media outlets effectively and reaching a wider diverse demographic)
  • Working from home virtually a large percentage of the time and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Gaining practical ecological restoration skills
  • Learning what it takes to turn an idea into action

We require some experience and/or education that demonstrates you are keen to  become a leader and are committed to environmental community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position

  • Co-lead at least 20 environmental community action projects (invasive plant removals, planting of native species and clean-ups)
  • Provide environmental educational and supervision to community members
  • Take quality photos & videos of community members
  • Participate in GTC’s first Youth Advisory Committee and provide recommendations on and support the development of policies and Operational Plan
  • Co-create and implement a Community Outreach Plan that focuses on reaching a wider diverse audience
  • Co-manage social media
  • Strategize and support the creation of new partnerships to enhance and increase the number of activities run
  • Support fundraising activities (e.g. grant writing)
  • Research and add new educational content to hands-on outdoor environmental education activities
  • Follow safety protocols to prevent the spread of communicable disease
  • Perform other related duties as required by supervising staff

All candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements. They must be: 

  • Between the ages of 15-30 by the beginning of employment;
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Available and willing to work weekends;
  • Willing to show COVID-19 Vaccination proof;
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Record Check;
  • Able to lift tents, tools, tables, bags of supplies etc.

Candidates who do not meet all eligibility requirements will not be considered:

Ideally, candidates have their own computer, internet connection and phone to use in this position; however, this is not a requirement.

GTC welcomes applications from eligible candidates from all backgrounds

How to apply: 

Stage 1:

If you are applying for a position with the GVGT, in Greater Victoria, please fill out this form: Eligibility requirement questions (<–CLICK)

If you are applying for a position with the LMGT, in the Lower Mainland, please fill out this form: Eligibility Requirement questions (<–CLICK)

Please use the same address you use to email your cover letter and resume from

Forward a resume and one page cover letter in a single pdf file and name it: “your First Name, your Last Name” by May 6, 2022 at 12pm Pacific Standard Time via email to

In your cover letter do let us know what interests you most about this position, how you think it will benefit you and how you’ll help take GTC to the next level.

Stage 2: 

Candidates who will move onto the interview stage will be selected and emailed May 6-8th. Please have 3 references ready to forward to us if requested.  We expect interviews to take place virtually and/or in person between May 9-20th, with the successful applicants starting between May 23rd 2022 and June 14th 2022.

We kindly ask that applications be sent by email only and that you do not phone.

Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

For more info, please visit:

These positions are supported in part by the Chawkers Foundation and RBC Foundation and other supporters.

Summer Camp Leaders at NVRC

North Van Rec is Now Hiring Summer Camp Leaders

For all Postings: North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission Portal | Search Jobs (

Playground Leader I – Auxiliary
Competition #22017A
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture is dedicated to building healthy individuals, families and communities. We offer a wide range of recreation and cultural programs and services to residents of all ages and abilities. These positions offer the right person the opportunity to be part of an innovative staff team that makes a true difference in the lives of North Vancouver residents.
We are currently looking for Summer Camp Leaders for our various indoor and outdoor camps including programs for school-aged children and youth between June 27 and September 2, 2022. The hours of work will vary according to where you are placed and the registration numbers.
ABOUT YOU You are a team player committed to community. You are courteous and effective with the public and enjoy working with a diverse group of people. You must be able to prepare and lead a wide variety of programs and activities including sports, arts and crafts, games, outdoor exploration and walking trips to parks, forests and community centres. You are highly enthusiastic and capable of motivating and encouraging others. You will be responsible for promoting a positive, healthy and safe environment for campers. In addition, you must be able to work effectively with children, and work closely and cooperatively with parents and facility staff, while providing safe, quality camp programs.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills  Demonstrated ability to organize and provide leadership for children and youth activities  Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C  High Five Certification (available online through BCRPA)
 Successful applicants must be available for paid training between June 24th and 26th
Preference will be given to candidates with previous camp experience and working in a leadership role with children in a variety of settings such as arts and crafts, dance, sports and/or ESL.
All candidates are required to submit a Police Information Check as a requirement of the position. All candidates must be prepared to work at any of our facilities.
HOURS OF WORK: The shifts may vary from 4 hours per day up to 40 hours per week depending on availability and program requirements.
HOURLY RATE: The pay for this unionized position is $20.72 per hour plus 12% in lieu of benefits.
CLOSING DATE: April 25, 2022
We thank you for your interest, but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


YouthToSea Leadership Program – Applications Open

YouthToSea is back!

Ocean Wise is proud to announce that applications are open for our 2022 YouthToSea Leadership Program with applications due April 24th, 2022.

YouthToSea is designed to offer youth (15-18 years old) in the Lower Mainland an opportunity to build their personal leadership, problem-solving and life skills. Youth in the program will participate in outdoor excursions, skills building workshops, and create their own ocean service project. Youth who join the program will expand their social networks, increase their marine conservation knowledge, connect with their community, and gain employment skills. In addition to our regular program, this year we are offering 5 different Work Experience streams for students completing their Work Experience course in school.

Our updated WEX Program offers the following streams:

  • Marine Survey: Students will get a hands-on experience conducting a scientific monitoring project. They will learn how to set up a research project, conduct environmental surveys and identify a variety of marine invertebrates.
  • Wetland Survey: Students will get a hands-on experience conducting a scientific monitoring project. They will learn how to set up a research project, conduct environmental surveys and identify a variety of freshwater invertebrates, plants, and birds.
  • Camps Placement: In collaboration with Sea Smart, this placement will give students the opportunity to work in a day camp setting. The placement includes a 2-week placement with a day camp, where students will get the opportunity to create and lead their own activities (with support from staff). 
  • Communications: Students will get hands on experience with content creation through photography, videography, editing and blog writing. Students will attend YouthToSea events and excursions creating material for online forums.
  • Shoreline Cleanup: Students will get hands on experience working in a non-profit ocean conservation environment. This placement includes creating a research plan, attending, and organizing cleanups, sorting material, and analyzing data. Students will also work with our Plastic Research team to develop new plastic interventions.

There is limited space in the program. We are offering 30 spots in our Classic Program and 54 spots in across our Work Experience streams. Check out the Teacher’s Guide for exact dates.

A full program description including application details and FAQ’s can be found here:

YouthToSea 2022 will run from May 2022 – October 2022 and is supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada Service Corps initiative. All training, certifications, and retreats are fully funded, and there are no costs for participants.

Youth that complete the Leadership Program will receive:

  • 120+ hours of volunteer service
  • Access to Ocean Wise mentorship, resources, and grant funding
  • A 3-day, 2-night immersive learning journey May 13-15, 2022
  • Opportunity to take part in several outdoor excursions (ex. Kayaking, Sailing)
  • Skill building workshops to help with resume building and employment skills
  • Valuable work experience and professional contacts

We are closely following all COVID-19 developments and the YouthToSea Program is built to work within pandemic measures. However, please be aware there may be a change in dates and opportunities for this program as the provincial and national pandemic response changes.

Please let us know if you have any questions and share this with anyone who might be interested in this awesome opportunity! General inquiries from students and parents can be sent to



TheYouthToSea Team

Youth Leadership Millennium – Registration Open

Youth Leadership Millennium

Empowering youth by helping them develop core leadership skills, integrity, and compassion through experiential learning and mentorship.

Now accepting registrations for 2022

Program Registration

We will be hosting four separate YLM groups with different start dates this year. Our first cohort is anticipated to start May, 2022 – Spots are filling up fast!

Our registration process

An eight-month program isn’t a small commitment – we think it’s important for us to learn more about each other and make sure that our goals match with yours! 

After you complete the online registration form, we will contact you to schedule an interview via Zoom.

Register for the YLM Program

Our program

The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) is an 8-month program dedicated to helping young people aged 15-30 in areas of personal and leadership development.

Since 1998, we have helped transform the lives of more than 900 graduates.

Focus areas:

  • personal development
  • leadership development
  • community awareness
  • adventure expedition

Who can join

We are a diverse and inclusive program. We encourage youth from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Our three eligibility criteria are:

  • Anyone between ages of 15 to 30 years
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Reside in Metro Vancouver

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of the YLM program, youth participants will receive:

  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Official Letter of Reference from YLM

Program details

Each year, we organize a series of activities, workshops, and events that are not only fun, but also encourage personal growth, increase participants’ social awareness and physical strength, and facilitate creative and positive change in our community!

Unique experiences

We take a holistic approach to develop well-rounded leadership. Activities could include:

  • team-based community projects
  • learning the ropes of public speaking
  • outdoor activities such as hiking and camping
  • life skills workshops on communication and conflict resolution
  • volunteer opportunities
  • individualized coaching sessions with a YLM Youth Worker

Due to the pandemic and current health restrictions, program delivery may be adjusted in accordance with the Public Health Order. Contact us directly to register for an online information session.

Pedalheads – Summer Jobs and Volunteering Positions

Pedalheads is currently hiring instructors to work with us this summer for the end of June to early September. It’s an awesome opportunity for students to get some hours and leadership/teaching experience.

To qualify as a bike instructor, students need to be turning 16 in the calendar year. If any students are interested in becoming an instructor for our Trail program, we require that they be turning 17 in the calendar year. We also have opportunities for younger students to volunteer during these weeks! Students must be turning 13 in the calendar year in order to be a volunteer.

These are our confirmed locations for North Vancouver and West Vancouver this year:


North Vancouver – Lower Lonsdale (Ridgeway Elementary)

North Vancouver – Brockton Preparatory School

North Vancouver – Lynn Valley Elementary

West Vancouver – Ambleside (Ridgeview Elementary)


North Vancouver – Brockton Trail (Kilmer Park)

To see a full list of our locations, please visit We have many other locations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Here are the links to our instructor and volunteer applications:

Bike Instructor Application:

Trail Instructor Application:

Volunteer Application:

Please note that the deadline for our volunteer application is May 1, 2022. There is no set deadline for our instructor applications, but applications will no longer be accepted once we have filled up all of our spots.