Youth Volunteer Initiative

Our YVI is a unique volunteer program geared towards youth 14-19 years of age. This initiative encourages youth to gain new skills and experiences in a setting like no other. Youth that are accepted into the programs will engage directly with our client population providing recreation planning, activity engagement and companionship.

Our youth volunteer programs have an impact on both our youth volunteers, as well as our client population. While our youth gain self-confidence, patience and greater understanding of complex medical needs, our clients benefit from having more access to recreational activities and one-on-one time with peers.

For the 2021-2022 year, our YVI programs will be running virtually until otherwise noted.  Youth applicants must be confident with online video platforms and technology, as well as be comfortable planning and implementing virtual activities. Candidates must be able to demonstrate superior communication skills.

YVI is comprised of three programs that run throughout the year.  Take note of the application deadlines below. 

March Break Intensive
40 hours, March
Mon. – Fri.
Application deadline: February 5

*Will not be running for 2021

YSVI (Youth Summer Volunteer Initiative)
10 hours/week, July and/or August
Mon. – Fri.
Application deadline: May 31

*Virtual format for Summer 2021

Weekend Peer Program
4 hours/week, September – June
Sat. or Sun.
Application deadline: August 15

*Potential virtual format for 2021-2022, more details to be released Summer 2021

Submission of an application, statement of intent and two letters of reference by the program deadline are required to be considered.

Questions and Applications can be submitted to:
Erin Huber, Volunteer Engagement Officer
905.878.7673 ext. 218