Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

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

 

  • 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: October 25, November 7 & 22
     

  • Youth Council

    Students are invited to apply to be part of a Youth Council for the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country.  This is a valuable opportunity to learn about serving the community and public issues.
     
    Open to youth aged 15 – 18 who live or go to school in our riding, each member will gain leadership skills, volunteer hours and a certificate at the end of their term. The length of the term is from October 2018 to August 2019.
     
    Apply here or visit www.pgoldsmithjones.ca and click on the Constituency Youth Council tab by October 15, 2018.

  • Volunteer Trail Days

    The North Shore Mountain Bike Association is organizing volunteer Trail Days on the Pro-D dates this year to provide opportunities for highschool students to work towards their volunteer hour requirements.

    Our first Trail Day will be on October 19th - the province wide ProD Day :: 9am-2pm on HighSchool League Trail on Seymour.

    Interested students should email Cynthia Young, cynthia@nsmba.ca., as space is limited.  If there is enough interest, we will organize an additional day on the ‘Severed D’ trail on Seymour as well (this would be a different drop off / pick up location - TBD).

    Parents will be able to drop off their high school age student at 9am and pick them up at 2pm, at the Hyannis Trail Head.  

    Students should have a lunch packed, a signed waiver, as well as the following:  (this can also be found on our website)

    Comfortable clothes that can get dirty and are appropriate for the weather

    – Supportive, close-toed shoes
    – Layers appropriate for the weather (jackets, extra gloves, hat/toque)
    – A backpack with water, snacks (lunch) and waterproof outwear in case the weather changes

    We provide all tools required for the project.  We also provide work gloves, but you are welcome to bring your own.

     
  • 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

       
  • Ronald McDonald House

    Collingwood is now in its second year of participating with the Family Meals Program.  We encourage all our families to join us in this wonderful initiative.

    This Service Opportunity is now FULL
    When: Sunday, October 28, 2018
    Time: 8:00am
    Where: Ronald McDonald House – 4567 Heather Street, Vancouver
    Who: Any Morven student who is 16 years or older, Collingwood parents and faculty. 
    Duration: 4 hours

    Please email Shannon Bosa if you have any questions.
     
  • 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.
     

  • Morven Garden – First Term

    “We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.”  ~ Jenny Uglow

    When: weekly – dates to be scheduled
    Time: lunch hour
    Who: Open to all Morven students

    Please email Lisa Bremner for any questions or to sign-up


     
  • 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.

       
  • PCs For a Purpose
    An initiative presented by Quinn Reynolds, Clare Reynolds and Kyian Ghanbari

    Donations are being accepted for any unused, unwanted or broken computers. All working parts from these computers will be reused to create new ones and then donated to the North Shore Lookout Shelter.

    Desktops and laptops from 2008 onwards will be accepted. No ipads or older computers.

    Any questions or donations after this date or can be coordinated directly with pcsforapurpose@gmail.com.
     

Community Events

Upcoming Events

  • Parent Conference
    October 12, 2018
     
  • Back on Track
    October 19, 2018

    What you should know about drugs, addiction, social media and youth.
    Conference: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Gala: 6:00PM - 11:00PM
    Tickets available here: www.oddsquad.com
    View here for more information.

  • Collingwood Ride Cycle in Support of Cops for Cancer
    Sunday, October 21
    This event will be rescheduled for sometime in November. Stay tuned!

  • Bingo Night at Wentworth
    October 25, 2018
    Sign up here.