411 Seniors Centre Society

About the project

411 Seniors Centre Society Project aims to connect UBC student volunteers and seniors through combining the practice of storytelling with musical performance. For the performance, each student will work with a senior in order to assist the seniors in sharing their stories. The society, in collaboration with a Project Leader and two Student Leaders, is looking for 6-8 UBC student volunteers who would like to be a part of this project. During the course of the project, two rehearsals will take place, followed by the actual performance. Our main goal is to foster self-expression through art by connecting older adults at the 411 Seniors Centre Society with UBC student volunteers.


Programming Dates
Kick-off Orientation Saturday, February 2, 2020 -  12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020 – 11:30am-1:30pm (optional)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 10:30am-1:30pm

Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 9:00am-12:00pm

Friday, February 21, 2020 – 10:30am-1:30pm

What you will do

  • Collaborate with other students and staffs to prepare the music that go along with each story
  • Carry out music performance
  • Be respectful to seniors
  • Be mindful of and sensitive to different cultures and experiences of each person
  • Engage with seniors through the interactive activities


  • Enthusiasm and interest in engaging with seniors

  • Intermediate musical skills

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience or interest in storytelling

  • Interest in teamwork

  • Be able to commute to 411 Seniors Centre Society

  • Be able to bring your instrument to the Society

  • A keyboard is available at the centre for rehearsal and performance

Placement location

411 Seniors Centre Society

411 Seniors Centre Society

#704-333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 2L7

If you have questions

Contact the Centre for Community Engaged Learning about community-based opportunities, programs, and resources.

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