Hastings Kids First - FULL

About the organization

Kids First is an after-school program that is referral based. The program focuses on supporting children’s academic and social emotional needs. Hastings Elementary school is located in a mixed-income area and many of our students are at-risk and considered vulnerable from a socio-economic perspective.  They also face emotional and family-structure issues.  We provide a structured and safe environment for students to receive help with their school work and the opportunity to experience a range of healthy activities provided by caring adults.

Kids First has a dual focus. The first portion of the program provides academic support for students via homework help and tutoring in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The second part combines a variety of social and life skills activities such as cooking, art, sports, and much more. We can have up to 60 kids per day, with 6 staff and a ranging number of volunteers.

We work as a team to provide a quality program with academic and emotional support for the kids, which requires the efforts of all the team members to accomplish. Our team includes the Teacher, Programmer, the kids, Program staff, and our volunteers. It takes the effort and enthusiasm of the entire to team to make this program a huge success! We look forward to working with each and every one of you. 

What you’ll do

  • Help students with homework completion and academic skills building

  • Supervise and participate in scheduled enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, sports and recreation, fine and performing arts, cooking and more

  • Role model positive behavior and support healthy life choices

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • Gain experience in an unique and impactful public education program

  • Share your skills and interests to engage students in a variety of activities

  • Develop or refine your leadership, mentorship, interpersonal, and youth engagement skills

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities in the context of an inner-city school

  • Make a real and lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable children and youth


Must complete a Criminal Record Check


  • 19 years of age or older

  • Fluent English speaker

  • Able to take direction from VSB staff and adhere to school board policy and procedures


One or more days per week as needed/available; Monday to Friday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm


Hastings Elementary Community School

Hastings Elementary Community School

2625 Franklin St
Vancouver, BC V5K 3W7