Options Community Services Society [FULL]

About the project

Students will work in a team to film, act in, and edit videos for Options Community Services Society, a non-profit registered charity providing social services in Surrey, Delta, White Rock, and Langley. The videos are for their educational program on healthy relationships and boundaries for youth with autism and developmental disabilities. The videos will address important themes and will complement the group’s discussion and learning.

Two videos will be filmed: one about healthy boundaries for online interactions, and one about navigating lowered-boundary situations. The three day project includes two days of editing and filming, and one day of viewing and sharing the final product with the staff at Options Community Services Society.  Scripts will be provided, but the student volunteers will be invited to generate ideas and discussion during the project days to help Options staff develop the scripts further.

The videos created during Reading Week will be of great value to Options, and are anticipated to be in use for years to come. This unique project would be a great experience for students interested in film, acting, social services, or working with youth.


Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 3 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Project :

Monday, February 19  from 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, February 20  from 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, February 22 from 10:00am - 1:00pm

What you will do

  • Acting – students will appear on camera and act out scripts
  • Filming – students will capture scenes on video recording equipment
  • Editing – students will be editing videos to a high-quality final product, including inserting additional graphics and words to guide discussion in the healthy relationships and boundaries group 


  • Background or interest in film, acting, and video editing (intermediate video editing skills are an asset)
  • Comfortable appearing on camera
  • Willing to provide input and share personal stories that will help with script development
  • Creative, energetic, resourceful, collaborative
  • Ready to work in a team through the entire creative process, values the input of ideas from self and others

Please note: Advanced acting, videography and editing skills are not required. If you meet the basic qualifications and are interested in this project, please apply and you will be considered.

Placement location

Options Community Services


Filming and editing at UBC Campus – locations TBA

Watching the videos on Friday, February 22, 2018 at OPTIONS Community Centre in Surrey

Options Community Services

13520 78 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

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