Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

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

 

  • Attention Morven students: School Supply Distribution

    Morven student volunteers are needed to help distribute Edu-Pac school supplies to Wentworth classrooms - Friday, August 23, 9am to noon at the Wentworth Campus.
    To volunteer, contact Shannon Bosa, shannon.bosa@collingwood.org  

     
  • Stanley Park EcoRanger

    Stanley Park Ecology Society’s EcoRangers are a group of volunteers working in pairs as roving naturalists in the park, answering visitors’ questions about local animals, plants and cultural history, and providing other important on-the-spot interpretation. As Stanley Park guides, EcoRangers provide visitors with a more meaningful experience of the park.

    Visit here for more information and how to apply.
     
  • 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
     

  • 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.

    As always, our volunteer shifts are divided into prepping (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) and serving (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), and our greater need is for serving.

    Please note: Volunteer sign up is on a first-come-first-served basis. If the shift you prefer is showing as "Sold Out," that means we have enough volunteers for that time-slot. We hope you'll join us for a different shift, or a future meal. Our schedule for 2019 is posted on our website and our Facebook page.

    Not available for to help at a meal? Is the event already full? Do you have access to a car? You could still help us with the pick-ups and shopping tasks before the meal. Please contact us at peacemealcontact@gmail.com to add you to our pick-ups mailing list.

    Looking forward to seeing you at First United!

    The Peace Meal steering committee

     

  • 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. 
     

  • 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.

       
  • 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

 

  • 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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  • 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.