News/Upcoming Events

PRESENTATIONS at lunch time in the CAREER CENTRE

Wed. May 24 – Volunteer Victoria – offering summer volunteer opportunities.

Thurs. May 25 – Aviation and Design Program information meeting. (rescheduled)

Fri. May 26 – Federal Work Experience Program – Department of National Defence. Federal jobs for students planning on attending post-secondary.

Wed. May 31 – Curious what a performing arts school can offer?  All interested students are welcome to attend the Canadian College of Performing Arts information meeting.

Tues. June 6 – Volunteer Victoria – offering summer volunteer opportunities.

DEADLINES

UBC and UVic – Students must accept their offer of admission by June 1.

NEWS

There are still a few spots available for the Tale (Tourism and Leadership Exploration) Program.  SD61 and West Coast Adventure College are partnering together to offer an amazing 8-week program in July and August for students interested in exploring the Adventure Tourism Industry.

Co-pilot three flights and achieve Transport Canada ground school certification! Students in grades 10 – 12 will have the unique ability to spend an entire semester (February – June 2018) in an aviation and design program. Students will earn credit for high school and post-secondary courses. We are taking names for the 2018 semester. Information meeting: Thursday, May 25 during lunch in the Career Centre.

2017 SPRING/SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

BCCA’s Summer Opportunities Hiring Fair is happening on Thurs, June 1st from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Students will need to register online for the fair, and sign up for the new FutureBuilder online tool, before they go to the fair. Register here

The Saanich Fire Department is excited to bring the Camp Ignite Mentorship Program to schools again this year. Camp Ignite is a 4 day camp (Aug. 11 – Aug. 14) open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18), and gives them an introduction to the world of fire fighting. Each girl will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. See Ms. Dawson for an application.

Summer programs immerse you in a university environment for a few days to a few weeks. Gain the skills you need for post-secondary study, sample a university-level course, or improve your English communications skills at UBC’s beautiful Vancouver campus. Click here for opportunities.

Games2u Victoria is a local interactive mobile activities company that supplies Video Game Theatres, high-tech Laser Tag, Bumper Balls, and inflatables. They are looking for game coaches  to work 10 – 20 hours per week, mostly weekends,  BC drivers licence and First Aid are assets; criminal record check will be required. See Ms. Dawson for more details.

RECENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 Butchart Gardens – Hiring for five departments: Food Services, Visitor Services, Custodial Service, Seed & Gift Store, and Gardening. Please see Ms. Dawson for an application.

The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Roles: Junior Server (Busser), Dishwashers, and Hostess. No experience necessary. Any interested individuals are welcome to drop off a resume in person.

RECENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival are looking for volunteers for the May long weekend. Register: here

The MS WALK are looking for volunteers to support the walk on May 28 at Willows Beach Park from 12:30 – 4 p.m. Click here for the volunteer positions.

The World Partnership Walk will be held on May 28 at UVic.  Every year about 7 million dollars are raised by Canadians, all of which goes straight to programs in Africa and Asia to address extreme poverty. See Ms. Dawson if you are interested.

The Jazz Fest – Looking for volunteers over 16. For more info call (250) 388-4423 or email volunteer@jazzvictoria.ca

Downtown Victoria is currently looking to recruit volunteers for the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival July 11 – 16. Click here for details.  

Want to enjoy the summer outdoors? The Royal Soccer Club is looking for volunteers. Apply here.

Cleanup crews needed on the 4th Saturday of each month for St. Luke’s Church from April through to August from 9:30 to 11:30. It involves weeding, scrapping moss from grave sites.

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

Camp Thunderbird Program Assistant Volunteer – Must have Grade 11 completed, hold a Standard First Aid with CPR, and have your Bronze Cross, Click here for more details, or see Ms. Dawson.

If you are interested in working with kids between the ages of 4 and 12 and want to volunteer during spring break and summer camp, contact Engineering for Kids here

Parks Canada are putting a call out to students who love the outdoors and are interested in working within the environmental field, Volunteers are needed for Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Contact frh.volunteer@pc.gc.ca. More information can be found here.

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

Interested in volunteering abroad? Latitude provides opportunities for global volunteering.