As world-renowned catalysts of innovative youth development and global exchange solutions, Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) have come together at this critical time to create EQWIP HUBs, a platform to transform the economic trajectory of youth around the world. EQWIP HUBs, our first initiative, brings together a global network of collaborators including: UN-Habitat, TakingITGlobal, the Education Development Centre and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation to reimagine how young women and men nurture the tangible skills and resources needed to become valued economic players.
EQWIP HUBs are dynamic innovation spaces spanning 17 urban centers across Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania. Buzzing with collaborative energy, each EQWIP HUB provides a unique platform for young minds – especially women – to build market-relevant skills, gain access to the mentorship, networks, technology and capital to prepare them for meaningful employment, or to launch a new wave of enterprise. Qualified and passionate young Canadians will work to support each EQWIP HUB, fueling cross-cultural innovation, gender responsive programming and peer-to-peer mentorship.
EQWIP HUBs is now accepting applications for our 12 month Global Teams positions starting in May and June 2016. These are designed for professional young Canadians with two or more years of experience. If you can take initiative, think analytically and act with tenacity and resilience in complex and sensitive environments, challenge yourself as an EQWIP HUBs Global Team Member.
LIVING AND WORKING AT EQWIP HUBs
More than just a placement, EQWIP HUBs provides volunteers with…
EQWIP HUBs Global Teams will live in the heart of local communities, using part of their monthly stipend to cover safe accommodations, living on their own or in a shared setting.
Every EQWIP HUBs volunteer receives international travel and a modest stipend to help cover daily costs including meals, transportation and communication.
Safety is our top priority, and an in-depth orientation, the support of local and Canadian staff, and an extensive medical and security insurance package ensures your health, safety and security on the program.
For detailed information about costs and support provided, please visit this link: http://eqwiphubs.org/opportunities/costs-support/
We are seeking leaders for our Global Teams roles in Senegal, Ghana, Indonesia, Bolivia, Tanzania and Peru.
21-35 years old
Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident
Global Team Positions: Roles will vary by country and are based on project needs. We will match applicants to placements based on the skills and experiences that they bring. Our current opportunities are in the following areas: Facilitation and Training, Innovation, and Knowledge Sharing. Later this year we will have additional opportunities in other areas including Business and entrepreneurship, IT and gender. Stay posted to our website for details about these roles.
Duration: 12 months
Countries: Peru, Bolivia, Tanzania, Ghana, Indonesia, Senegal
Language Requirements: English (Tanzania, Ghana, Indonesia), French (Senegal), Spanish (Peru, Bolivia)
Start Date: May and June 2016
For volunteers who: have a passion for youth focused programs, building knowledge and supporting learning and building on from that information. You enjoy communicating with various audiences and through various media. You see the value in gathering and sharing stories and best practices to benefit the project and stakeholders.
EQWIP HUBs Knowledge Manager will monitor and evaluate all activities at the EQWIP HUBs, and capture data, stories and case studies to facilitate and sharing insight on our unique approach to youth development throughout the sector.
Facilitation and Training
For volunteers who: have a passion for youth focused programs, peer to peer learning and taking a participatory approach to building skills and strengthening businesses.
The EQWIP HUBs Facilitator/Trainer will collaborate directly with EQWIP HUBs staff and local partner organizations to support the effective and responsive delivery of the work skills and entrepreneurship incubator curriculums for youth, and support peer-to-peer learning.
For volunteers who: are interested in new ideas and new approaches. You will seek out new ways and opportunities to address youth unemployment in collaboration with local youth, partner organizations and local industry.
You will enhance the innovation focus at the EQWIP HUBs by supporting innovation-focused activities and workshops. You will seek out new opportunities to address youth unemployment in collaboration with local youth, partner organizations and local industry.
Please keep in mind the following dates:
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2016
Interviews: Rolling basis as applications are received (Skype or in-person)
Overseas Departure: May and June 2016
Length of Placement: 12 months
To apply to be an EQWIP HUBs Global Team Member, please visit:
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 15th April 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.
We thank all applicants for your interest in EQWIP HUBs, however, only those applicants
shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
Overview: The mentor serves as a caring adult in the youths’ life and is available to listen, validate, and coach their mentee about navigating life and negotiating relationships as a young adult.
1. Work alongside mentee weekly with additional ad hoc communication via telephone, email and social media as needed
2. Co-develop mentorship plan with mentee which includes goals, actions activities can include exploring opportunities for learning, meeting educational or employment goals, defining needed resources etc.
3. To be a caring adult to mentee through coaching them appropriately to manage relationships and navigating life as a young adult
4. Encourage and support youth to set and meet educational, employment, and community engagement goals
5. Facilitate and provide feedback to mentees during each session
6. Engage, encourage and conduct goal setting with mentee to successfully complete mentorship plan
7. Complete program surveys, evaluations, and other relevant administrative tasks
8. Work collaboratively, and in consultation with the Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator to best inform ongoing engagement with the mentee
9. Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
1. Be over the age of 18
2. Vulnerable Police Reference Check Clearance (VSS)
3. Enjoy interacting, engaging, and encouraging youth
4. Good Listening skills
5. Commitment to the role (minimum 6-12 months, estimated 3 hours weekly)
6. Complete pre-screening process (application, interview, references, assessment etc.)
- Matches will be made on the consideration of age, interests, cultural and other identities etc.
- Care will be given to ensure that both mentors and mentee feel comfortable with their match and have opportunities to get to know one another
Benefits for Mentors:
1. Training in an array of areas such as communication, youth development, diversity etc.
2. Increased skills in working with youth
3. Support programming staff to deliver meaningful opportunities to youth in a safe and supportive environment
4. Gain new transferable skills and work experience to enhance professional profile
5. Meet and interact with new people and receive networking opportunities
All Interested applicants should email NaomiB@yorktownfamilyservices.com
Please include your name, contact details, and how you found out about this opportunity.
Volunteerism at the YMCA of Greater Toronto
Why volunteer for your Y?
YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that
embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all
volunteers. The YMCA provides more than 7,000 volunteers with meaningful opportunities to
make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works
to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to
excellence and inclusion in our Association.
We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during
the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate
Volunteers ensure the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in
YMCA programs. Volunteers commit to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of
legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve
and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people.
Location: 931 College Street. Toronto, ON M6H 1A1
Teen Night is an open access teen only program for youth 13-18 from around the community and within our membership. The key themes of the night are youth engagement, leadership and health.
Activities may include: recreational, arts/culture, social, discussions of interest including summer jobs, global involvement, asset development, family challenges, body image, environment, etc.
Be positive, helpful and welcoming at all times.
Build relationships with youth and introduce them to other youth, staff and volunteers.
Deliver YMCA service responsibly, honestly, respectfully and with care.
Take responsibility to ensure that work area is clean at all times.
Take action to ensure youth are safe when participating at the YMCA.
Share the YMCA charitable mission.
Minimum age 13.
Volunteers age 16 and above will need to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening from their local police service before their first day of volunteering and every three years on the anniversary of their first day of volunteering.
Previous experience working with youth an asset.
Teen Nights operate either every Fridays or Saturdays for approximately three hours. Minimum shifts vary at each YMCA Health and Fitness Centre.
Apply for this opportunity:
To apply for this position, contact: Evelin Paredes at Evelin.Paredes@ymcagta.org
Health and Fitness
Experience working with youth.
Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
Gain valuable Canadian experience.
Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.
Teen Night Volunteer
West End YMCA
931 College St.
Inxchan means New Beginning of Life. We provide a unique traveling and volunteering experience for people looking to do something different and meaninful in life. We create a two weeks humanitarian, spiritual and adventurous experience for people, which includes supporting at a children's home, sponsoring vulnerable rural children, learning about local handcrafts, culture,food and language, living in a monastery for some time, learning to meditate and about Buddhism to find yourself, hiking in mountains, exploring cultural heritage sites, exploring caves and paragliding.
This initiative of ours is changing the way of traveling and giving an opportunity for people who want to do something new and different in their lives, creating a meaningful experience. There are lots of people in the world who want to travel to find their purpose of life and we aim to provide a piece to that.
For more information:
Young Somali Growers is an urban agriculture program developed by Somali Immigrant Aid Organization (SIAO). Vision Young Somali Growers aims to promote and advocate for food accessibility and insecurity for Somali youth in Weston Mount Dennis. Mission Young Somali Growers exists to empower Somali youth and develop leadership roles in urban agriculture.
We intend to advance food accessibility and increase awareness of food insecurity for the Somali youth in Weston Mount Dennis.
Responsibilities & Duties
- Develop creative activities for at-risk youth (ages 15-19)
- Facilitate youth voice to empower them to take action
- Ability to engage youth boys who may have no interest in participating in any activities
- Facilitate and mediate youth conversation circle
- Record student opinions and interaction
- Record student attendance and absence
- Be on-site for programming activities
- Coordinate with urban agriculture youth coordinator in preparing field trips and activities
- Days: Monday to Friday
- Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Summer program: July 7th 2014 to August 15th
- Total Number of Youth: 5
- The applicant must have strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Must have some experience working with youth in a leadership role, have knowledge in youth engagement
- Must be comfortable working with diverse populations of youth
This is an unpaid summer volunteer position with the potential of becoming a paid full-time position.
Learn more www.youngsomaligrowers.wordpress.com
1778 Weston Rd Suite #105 Toronto, Ontario M9N 1V8