Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

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

  • Lighthouse Park Preservation Society
    *Any volunteers twelve years and under must be accompanied by an adult
    *Please wear old clothes, study shoes and good work gloves

    • Broom Pull - Saturday, May 11th
      9am to noon @ Lighthouse Park
      Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot
       

  • Soccer Players needed for Spring 2019

    Canada SCORES has an innovative approach that teaches vulnerable children how soccer, poetry, and community service projects nurture a strong body, mind, and character. Our unique free after-school program is designed to run Monday through Friday to give children in need the confidence and skills to succeed in life.

    We are looking for male and female soccer players aged 14 and above to help train and mentor students who engage in the Canada Scores after school program.  A good level of soccer experience is required and all positions are accepted.

    View video here.

    Dates: Monday, April 8th to Friday, May 31st – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

    Time: 3pm to 4:30pm

    Students must sign up for and commit to a minimum of 4 sessions and are responsible for their own transportation to and from Burnaby.

    Please contact Kevin Yang at kevin@canadascores.org to sign-up or for more information.
     

  • 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: March 14, April 4, April 17, May 2, May 15, May 30, June 13

    **Packing Event on April 13 for families, 12pm-3pm
    More details on the sign-up sheet 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.

  • North Shore Special Olympics
    Volunteers needed for Fall & Winter Program


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:

March 16 (Sat) 11 am-3 pm

April 27 (Sat) 11 am - 3 pm

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

  • Project Refresh
    With March Break just around the corner many of us will be packing our bags and travelling! It’s important to relax and enjoy ourselves, but also recognize that many less fortunate people in Vancouver don’t have the same opportunities as many of us will, but there’s an easy way to help out this break! Project Refresh is a Collingwood run initiative that gives basic hygiene and bath products to those who are less fortunate and may be unable to afford them. To help support please bring in any toiletries or bathroom items you may collect at hotels during your travels! Donations can be dropped of at either Wentworth or Morven reception.

    Thank you and have a great break!
    Sophia, Grade 10
     
  • 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

  • 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.
     

  • The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) 
    NSMBA is hosting a fun, female-focussed Trail Day this Spring, planned for Sunday, April 7th :: 9AM-noon on the Bridle Path on Seymour.  The day is aimed at providing mentorship opportunities for young females to learn from female leaders in the mountain bike trail building community.

    We would love to have you join us at this Trail Day, and to bring with you any young people who might be interested in learning from professional trail builders about how they care for the trails you enjoy.  Or share this message with those who might be interested.  Please sign up below (spaces are limited), or reply to this email if you have questions or ideas about the event.

    Sign-up here.

    We’ve partnered with Ride Like a Girl as well as She Summits (a VIMFF initiative happening on that same weekend, with events that promise to inspire / empower / encourage young females to go after their outdoor adventure dreams). Thank-you for supporting the trails and the female future of trail building!

    Cynthia Young
    North Shore Mountain Bike Association
    Trail Programs + Sponsorship Manager
    778-386-1301
    www.nsmba.ca
     

  • Wigs for Kids

    In April, Rebecca F. (1A) is going to be donating her hair to Wigs For Kids BC, an organization affiliated with BC Children's Hospital. Her friend Emilia reached out with the idea and Rebecca excitedly joined Emilia's "team", together raising awareness and support by growing their hair to give to someone who has lost theirs. It takes 12 hair donations and $1800 to make one wig, so they are challenging other students to join them in their effort! 

    Rebecca and Emilia attend different schools and we thought it would be a wonderful way to connect students from various local schools in this effort to do something meaningful to help other children. So far they have additional hair donations from children at Cypress Park Elementary, and have also recruited a friend from Gleneagles Elementary School.

    Let us know if your child is interested in joining their team!

    Visit their team page 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.