Youth Volunteer Opportunities
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS
IN SCHOOL MENTORING
The Teen In-School Mentoring program provides elementary school children with a teen role model and a friend to talk to. Participants in the program share their experiences of growing up as they engage in activities, work on crafts, play on the playground – all within school grounds! For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee for a one-on-one mentoring session for the duration of the school year (sessions do not occur over Summer break or other school holidays).
Teen applicants must be a student at ACSS, DW Poppy, WGSS, RE Mountain, Langley Fine Arts, LCSS, or Brookswood.
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 8 – 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) that focusses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.
Go Girls sessions are held after school for 2 hours, and are once a week for 8 weeks.
Children who participate in Explorations choose from a list of different topics/activities to explore. Mentors from the Langley community provide a safe and fun atmosphere to assist children in building their skills in their chosen Explorations topic through interactive learning and demonstrations.
Participants will have the opportunity to spend one of the two hours in their chosen Exploration group, enhancing their skills and learning about their chosen topic in a supportive environment, while the remaining hour will be spent in a large group, working on positive group dynamics, making new friendships, and enjoying a snack break!
Game On! is a group mentoring program that provides boys ages 8 – 14 (age requirement may vary depending on location of program) with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.
Game On sessions are held after school for 2 hours, and are once a week for 8 weeks.
Occasional-Service Volunteer Opportunities
This holiday season, we will be hosting the holiday gift wrapping booth between December 1st – 24th at Willowbrook Shopping Mall, with all donations going to support our agency and the mentoring programs for children and youth in the Langley community. Volunteering shifts will take place in 4-hour blocks and you are welcome to sign up for as many as you would like! Invite your friends to sign up with you!
The minimum age is 15. Roles include both front desk volunteers and gift wrapping volunteers. Volunteer shifts take place during mall hours, and can be daytime, evening, or on weekends. We’d love to have you!
To sign up, fill out our Holiday Gift Wrapping Sign-Up Form here.