Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Feedback, ideas, questions?
Please contact shannon.bosa@collingwood.org

 

  • Collingwood Camps

    Collingwood Camps is looking for responsible, enthusiastic
     volunteers currently in grades 8-12 for our summer programs. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining us this summer! - Ms. Anthony & Ms. Pezim
     

  • Tech-time for Seniors
     
    All Morven students are invited to join in this fun and rewarding experience. We are excited to be working with the West Vancouver Seniors Centre to assist and support tech learning for the community. Whether it be teaching someone about your favourite app or sharing some tips, this is a great way to connect and engage!
     
    Please email rosa.sandovalcarlsten@mycw.org to sign-up or with any questions.

    Session #3: Thursday, June 6 (4:30-6: 30 pm)
     

  • Evergreen

    Evergreen offers programming which actively engages the community in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments.  Volunteers will be working around Vancouver to remove invasive plants from parks and replacing them with trees and shrubs.  

    9am to noon on the fourth Saturday of each month
    Minimum Age: High School

    Contact: Laura Nickerson to sign up.  lnickerson@evergreen.ca
     

  • Backpack Buddies

    Backpack Buddies exists to fill the weekend hunger gap for children in Metro Vancouver.
    Collingwood is in its 8th year of supporting Backpack Buddies across both campuses and provides over 100 bags of food to needy children every two weeks. 
     
    To get involved with BPB please email Manuela here.
     
    Next packing dates: May 30, June 13

    Special Event, June 8: Crunch to End Childhood Hunger

    Register here.


     

  • Peace Meal

    Peace Meal is a monthly luncheon program for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest neighbourhood.  The program has been in place since 2005, is 100% volunteer run and provides healthy nutritious meals for close to 200 guests each month.
     
    To register for the next Peace Meal click link or sign-up to receive notifications of future lunches.

  • Senior Centre - Volunteers Needed

    We are recruiting Volunteers for the summer months.
    The Centre is located at 275-21st St. (directly below Lincoln Gardens) in West Vancouver.
    We need students that are committed to helping our seniors.

    Below are several options & interests for Volunteers to choose from:

    • Assisting with serving tea and lunch
    • Assisting with Various Games & Activities
    • Light House Keeping

There will be an orientation given before volunteers begin. There is an age limit of 16 years or older.
Email volunteers@nsvs.ca is you are interested.
 

  • North Shore Special Olympics

Help make a difference in the life of an athlete while making a difference in your own!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Aria Shokoohi, at Volunteering@sobcnorthshore.ca if you are interested in volunteering in our programs.

Learn more about our local by visiting www.sobcnorthshore.ca.
 

  • District of West Vancouver Student Volunteers Needed

    The District of West Vancouver is looking for students who are interested in volunteering to support arts and culture, the museum, the West Vancouver library and parks and community services. Any youth that would like to volunteer with the District of West Vancouver needs to meet the following criteria:
     
    • Proof of BC Medical (Care Card or BC Medical Services Card with Personal Health Number).
    • 14 years of age or older
    • Successful completion of an orientation

      To register for an orientation, you can do it by calling 604-925-7270 or in person at one of the recreation centres or online here.

      More information here

      We currently have a variety of openings with camps and afterschool programs during Spring and Summer Break, and this is a great way for students to develop communication and leadership skills and give back to the community at the same time. Here is the link to information around how they can join District of West Vancouver volunteer team

      https://westvancouverrec.ca/general-information/volunteer.

      Here is the schedule of upcoming Youth Volunteer Orientations:

May 25 (Sat) 11 am-3 pm

June 8 (Sat) 11 am-3 pm

June 28 (Fri) 11 am-3 pm

July 9 (Tue) 2 pm-6 pm
 

  • Create Change – Youth Entrepreneurs for Africa

    Do you feel like there is a leader inside of you waiting for the opportunity to show itself?  Do you want to change the lives of girls your own age while you become a more powerful version of yourself?  Are you interested in taking a leadership role in an exciting professional fundraising initiative, from planning to execution?

    If you are in grade 9 to 12 and interested in joining or finding out more click here.
     

  • Covenant House – Thank-a-Thon

    Covenant House exists for young people aged 16 to 24 who have fled unstable and unsafe living conditions.  Join in this opportunity to say “thank you” to donors and spread positivity.

    This opportunity is open to Morven Senior Students and any adult in our Collingwood community.

    To volunteer for the Covenant House Thank-a-thon program, please contact Amanda Merler at 604-639-8920 or volunteer@covenanthousebc.org
     
     
  • Service in Athletics
     
    • Volleyball Scorekeeping/Linesmen and Lineswomen – We will train anyone who wants to learn.
       
    • Basketball Scorekeeping – We need teams of experienced scorekeepers for our Grade 10/Senior teams.  We also train students to scorekeep Grade 8/9 games.  There are four home tournaments and many home league games that require scorekeepers.
       
    • Team Managers – Many senior teams have a manager to help take game statistics or film games for the coaches.  Some Grade 8-10 teams have managers too.

      Please email David Speirs to sign up.
       

Campus Service Initiatives

  • Spin-a-Thon for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Friday, May 24, Morven Campus

    Collingwood's 5th annual spin-a-thon for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will take place on Friday, May 24th here at Morven and will run from 7:30am-3:30pm. Those of you who have PE classes on this day will have the opportunity to spin during class! Anyone else including staff and faculty who want to participate can sign up using the google doc that has been sent out to your parents and is linked here. Everyone is asked to please bring in a toonie to help donate to fund a cure and can come to school in a house shirt and athletic wear for the day. We hope to see you there! Students in grades 5-7 are invited to sign up for before or after school sessions.  Sign up here.

  • Got Glasses

    Vision is one of our most important senses. It impacts our ability to interact with the environment and other people. 2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from uncorrected vision impairment. 544 million people need reading glasses but live in developing countries with limited or no access to glasses.” Something that means a lot to me is giving back. I created an organization called “Got glasses” because I wanted to give back to the citizens in developing countries who may not otherwise be able to afford glasses to correct their vision. I have now been involved with this initiative for 2 years and I can say this has benefited many people already. I believe that everyone should have the right to see so I initially placed a spectacle donation box at my local Sikh temple and have received lots of glasses. I then continued with this and placed several boxes at my school and received hundreds of glasses for donation. I have now expanded my collection boxes to neighbouring schools. I have partnered with the “Third World Eye Care Society” to help get my donated glasses out to third world countries like India, China and, Central America. This year, my donated glasses will help children in Rajasthan, India and in Costa Rica. What I want people to know is that just by donating one pair of glasses it can change a child's life by essentially giving them the gift of sight. Giving back to the less fortunate has had a huge impact on me as a person. I am now more grateful for the things I have. This endeavour has shown me the real world from a new perspective and has made a better person overall.  

    Armaan Gill

    Please drop any unused or unwanted eye glasses to the collection boxes located at the Morven Campus between May 21 to June 7.
     

  • Collingwood Sustainability Council

    The Collingwood Sustainability Council has been working very hard to create change and conduct a better, more sustainable school whether this change is big or small. Our mission is to create a zero waste school. We have been working on reducing the waste in the cafeteria as well as working closely with the ZWAP committee to give student feedback. Recently, we started our first project, the worm bin project. This is a waste educational program for younger children. We are targeting the Wentworth students by asking homeroom teachers to keep a portable, stackable worm bin in the classroom. The incorporation of worm bins the classroom waste stream is a very enriching and cyclical learning process. This program will teach children about the function of worms in the food ecosystem and how they can simultaneously reduce food waste and while creating rich compost for the school garden.

    Furthermore, Collingwood has entered into a province-wide competition, the BC Green Games, where schools all across BC enter the green projects at their school to showcase the changes they are making. Ultimately, 5 schools will be receiving an award for the “best” project. In addition, there will be a 500 dollar award for the top 4 schools who receive the most votes. Currently, Collingwood is first for the number of votes. Please visit here for more information on the competition and our projects.

    Rosie Li & Karen Chan

Community Events

Upcoming Events

  • WVAMI Free Drop-In Family Art Project

    Are you an artist? Do you love going to art museums? We are looking for youth volunteers (16+) to join us weekly from 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the school year to help support our kids’ programs. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email us at wvmuseum@westvancouver.ca.

    For more information about the West Vancouver Art Museum, see https://westvancouverartmuseum.ca/


     

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  • Mom Sleep Out at Covenant House
    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    This year’s Mother & Daughter sleep-out in support of Covenant House is being held on Thursday, May 30. Collingwood is proud to support by including a team for the second year. Last year, our team of seven Moms raised over $35k in support of Vancouver youth who rely on Covenant House for programming.

    All Mothers, Grandmothers and friends of Collingwood are invited to join us this year. The experience was impactful and emotional and truly gave an insight into what kids on the street experience. Rest assured that the experience is safe. We sleep as a community of Women while being guarded by Covenant House staff the entire way through. I encourage you all to join in this experience with us.

    This is the Sleep-Out Movement.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Shannon Bosa should you have any questions. You can sign-up and/or support our Team here.

     

  • World Partnership Walk
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park

    Steps to register:

    Click here.
    Click on “JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM”
    Click on “Register as a New Participant”
    Type in “Collingwood School” where it says “Team Name” and hit “search for a Team”
    Click on “Join” under “Collingwood School”
    Follow guided steps from there
     

  • PumpkinFest 2019 needs you!

    If you love community building and are interested in helping plan this year's PumpkinFest event, we would love to hear from you! PumpkinFest 2019 is looking for volunteer event planners, social media managers, in-design experts and many other key roles to ensure the events success. The PumpkinFest planning committee kick-off meeting will be held in mid-April.

    If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to be more involved in your community, please email kmitchell@westvancouver.ca.