News/Upcoming Events

PRESENTATIONS in the CAREER CENTRE

UVic Registration 101 – Thurs. May 30. Lunch in the LIBRARY. Only for grade 12 students planning on going to UVic this coming September.

Navy Recruitment Interactive Bus Tour – Wed. June 5 during FLEX and Lunch outside beside the Aviation hanger and Drama Annex 1. All students welcome to explore.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES (Applications & more info from Ms. Dawson)

Policing Springboard – For grade 11 & 12 students. Tuesday, May 28, 9 – 2:30 pm at the Victoria Police Department, 850 Caledonia Avenue. Explore the world of policing through interactive demonstrations and scenario-based simulations. FULL – wait list being taken.

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology–Civil, Mechanical, Electronics, and Computer Science. 13 weeks. Sept. 13 – Dec. 6. Fridays 3 – 6 at Camosun Interurban. $40 application fee only. For grades 10-12.

TALE – Grade 10, 11, or 12. Develop knowledge of wilderness first aid, navigation, leadership & communications skills, risk management, trip planning, and survival skills. Summer – July 2 – July 30. Classroom instruction and July 31 – Aug. 30 unpaid work experience placements with local tourism companies. Students will receive 8 high school credits: Tourism 12 and Work Experience 12A. Apps due: Fri. May 17.

Seed the City Urban Farming & Gardening Program – Learn how to grow, harvest, and sell local food through outdoor summer work experience. July 9 – August 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 4 pm at Reynolds Secondary. Work Experience 4 credits. Grades 10-12. Due May 31. Applications

Aviation Program – A waiting list is being taken for Feb. 2020. Co-pilot two flights. Design Instruction at Mt. Doug, Camosun TEAC course at Interurban (Friday) and Work Experience in the Aviation Industry.

NEWS

City of Victoria Youth Leaders in Training – For ages 14-19 with an interest in recreation and/or child & youth care. $500 honorarium. Training: July 2-July 12 AND four weeks of working in camp settings between July 15 and August 23. Due: June 17. Contact: Kyle Clancy at ylit.vic@gmail.com

Ocean Literacy Leadership Camp – A marine conservation and leadership camp for women. July 14-19 on Hornby Island.  $630. Registration.

Summer Active Living Guide for Youth

Victoria Flying Club Open House – May 25, 11 am- 3 pm. 1852 Canso Road, Sidney.

Summit Youth Empowerment Program – Victoria: August 19-23 – 9:30 – 5:30 each day. $330. Application

Destination UVicMay 25: For admitted students and their families to get a taste of student life on campus at UVic. Speak with current UVic students, academic advisers and staff members. Eligible attendees can enter to win a tuition credit toward your first year at UVic: one of two $500 prizes or the grand prize of $1,000!  Registration is open online in addition to the full event schedule.

Camp Ignite – Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for Grade 11 & 12 Girls. Aug 8 – 11. Deadline June 1.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Root Cellar – Submit resume online or in person. Info and Application.

Camp Pringle Counsellor in Training Program. Teens 16 – 18. Training: July 2-5, and co-lead from July 7 – Aug. 16. Free meals and accommodations and a weekly honorarium of $150. Contact: volunteer@camppringle.com

Compass Canada – Housekeeper or Food Service Worker pay $15.15 – $15.90. Locations: Victoria General, Priory, Queen Alexandra, Aberdeen, Mt. Tolmie. Send resume to marjorie.colon@compass-canada.com. Details on job board.

Royal Soccer Club – Camp counsellors.

KidsKlub – Summer Day Camp Leaders in Training. Ages 16-18. See job board in Career Centre for details.

GT Hiring Youth Job Tips and Recent Jobs – Youth Job Blast Apr 8

Thrifty Foods – James Bay location. Bring in resume. Ask for Dale Hauk (Grocery Manager) or Brien Michell (Store Manager), and you will be interviewed on the spot.

Trillium Highgate Lodge – Two positions. 1. One weekend shift, 2 pm to 7 pm plus a serving shift. 2. Serving position 4 pm to 7 pm. Two to three shifts per week. Info: Greta Garriock at g.garriock@highgatelodge.com

Laurel Point Inn is hiring! Jobs: restaurant server, bellperson, banquet server, room attendant, food runner, in-room dining, 1st cook, 2nd cook. See job board for details.

Department of National Defence (DND) is seeking food services attendants. Working at DND will provide you with on-the-job training in an industrial kitchen setting and includes food prep.  Contact: Roxana.Kendall@forces.gc.ca

College Pro part-time marketing – evening hours. Contact: javierocampo@collegepro.com

The Canadian Army Reserves offers part time work throughout the school year. Sample jobs: Armoured Soldier, Medical Technician, and Army Communication lnfo Systems Specialist. Support Canadians during times of natural disaster relief operations, sovereignty and more. See various locations. Age: 16+ Email:  ESQ5FDREGTRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Dawson Heights Housing-Retirement living residence – Looking for a dining room server. Minimum grade 10, Food Safe Level 1. Phone Barb Corley 250 477-4850 for more details. Full job description is on the Career Centre job board.

Morinwood Manufactoring is looking for grade 12 students interested in working in a commercial cabinet shop.  Contact: Chris Strasbourg, Plant Manager – 250 479 0581 ex 21.

Rhino Labour Temp Services – Hiring students under 16 with parental consent and over 16 without parental consent for construction site clean up, demo, landscaping, warehousing, event set up/tear down, carpentry. Click here for more details.

The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Roles: Junior Server (Busser), Servers, Dishwashers, Prep, and Hostess. No experience necessary. Any interested individuals are welcome to drop off a resume in person at 703 Douglas. Ages 15 and older.

RECENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Children’s Health Foundation – Need help with the Mackenzie Tour/PGA tour Canada from May 27 – June 2. You pick the day. Need: Pro Am lunch and dinner banquet helpers, Westjet Raffle Ticket Sellers, admissions and raffle sales. Info Application

Engineering for Kids – July 2 – August 30. Work with kids age 5 – 13 assisting camp leaders in delivering hands-on learning activities like catapults, launch rockets, LEGO robots and more.

Culture Day 2019 – Sat. May 25, 12 – 4 pm Centennial Square. Need volunteers for: Event Set up/tear down/guiding/leading. Email info@cvyc.ca

Royal Soccer Club – Volunteers at soccer day camps.

Moss Street Market – Saturdays, May through October – Questions: mossstreetmarketactivites@gmail.com.

Music Volunteers – The Victoria Jazz Fest needs volunteers for this year’s Tom Lee Instrument Petting Zoo on June 22/23 and June 29/30. Visit Jazzvictoria.ca for details

Atomique Productions – Events: Car Free YYJ June 16, Canada Day July 1, Concert Series July 6, Phillips Backyard weekender July 26-28, Rifflandia Festival Sept. 12-15. Info: volunteer@atomiqueproductions.com

Luther Court Society – Help serve lunch or be a bowling pin setter. Details are on the job/volunteer board in the Career Centre. Email: echell@luthercourt.org Phone: Ed at 250 477-7241 ext 23.

Step Up Youth Program – Volunteer in a healthcare setting. Runs from Sept – May. Grades 9 – 12. Deadline to apply for the next school year: June 30.

The Victorian Retirement Home – Looking for students who enjoy leading activities and love to socialize. Charity Miles, Card Bingo, Tile Rummy, Crosswords. Contact Caitlin Lowe 250-477-1912.

Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership – For students 14+. Contact Tracy Lemke 250-477-7231 ext. 241 or tlemke@civic.ca.

Canucks Autism – 16 and over. More info on the volunteer board in the Career Centre and here

WIN (Women in Need) are looking for volunteers. Visit one of their locations for an application or online here.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for volunteers. Contact Christopher Wooding at 250-595-0044 or email volunteer@drcvictoria.com

Volunteer Victoria helps connect students with positions. For information, click here

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