South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

About the organization

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) is a volunteer-driven, community service agency with a mission to make neighbourhoods better places to live. The organization responds to the needs and aspirations of its community members by providing services, programs, special events, facilities, and information to promote involvement and a spirit of community. Read more about SVNH.

What you'll do

Global Citizens Leader

  • Arrive at school site to brief with the Youth and Family Worker (YFW) and to set up the space prior to students' arrival
  • Prepare lesson plans on global and local issues (i.e. poverty, sustainability, etc.) and facilitate sessions to children grades 5 - 7 in an engaging and meaningful way
  • Be responsible for the attendance and supervision of children participants
  • Work with children participants to plan fundraisers in the term that is align to the We Day campaign by Free the Children
  • Plan, execute, and supervise meaningful and relevant field trips alongside the YFW
  • Maintain clear communication and contact with school's YF

Youth Cooking Group Leader

  • Arrive at SVNH to brief with the Community Food Programmer and set up space prior to youth arrival
  • Plan and facilitate brief games and icebreaker activities to promote communication skills with youth
  • Facilitate the Youth Cooking Group in making healthy snacks
  • Interact and build relationships with youth
  • Set up, cook and clean up according to food safety standards
  • Assist the Community Food Programmer in keeping attendance and collecting consent forms
  • Assist with selling the snacks to either in-house programs or external fundraising

Learning Club Facilitator & Tutor

  • Arrive at the school site to brief with the Youth Settlement Counsellor and set up space prior to students’ arrival
  • Plan and facilitate games and icebreaker activities to promote communication skills with newcomer youth
  • Provide homework help and tutoring to individual youth during the academic portion of the program
  • Interact and build relationships with all newcomer youth who attend the program, particularly those with multiple barriers
  • Assist the Youth Settlement Counsellor in keeping attendance and collecting consent forms
  • Support newcomer youth with life skills (filling out forms, organizing schedule)
  • Plan, execute, and supervise meaningful and relevant field trips alongside the Youth Settlement Counsellor

Community Lunch Assistant

  • Assist the Community Food Programmer with monthly menu planning
  • Prepare and cook a healthy meal for a large group (40+ guests), with assistance from CFP
  • Set up, cook, dishwash and clean  up according to food safety standards
  • Interact and build relationships with community members while you eat
  • Assist the CFP in program monitoring: keeping attendance and performing surveys

ESL Conversation Group Assistant

  • Prepare refreshment and set up tables and chairs before the group time
  • Assist staff in planning, delivering and evaluating program activities
  • Encourage group participants to engage in conversation activities
  • Provide language and emotional support needed
  • May facilitate conversation discussion activities during staff absence

Multicultural Women Peer Mentoring Assistant

  • Prepare refreshment and set up tables and chairs before the group time
  • Assist staff in planning, delivering and evaluating program activities
  • Provide language and emotional support needed
  • Encourage group participants to engage in program activities
  • May facilitate program activities already prepared for them during staff absence
  • May assist staff in creating digital stories about the programs

Adult Basic Computer Program Instructor

  • Assess students’ computer skill level and provide lesson plan according to their needs
  • Communicate with program coordinator for any concerns or changes
  • Set up computers before the class and clean up after

What you’ll get out of this experience

Global Citizens Leader

  • Program development skills involving global social justice issues

  • Group facilitation skills with children ages 9-12

  • Communication skills with children ages 9-12 and school support staff

  • Leadership skills in supervision of younger children and project development

  • Fundraising skills

  • Viewing opportunities through "youth lens"

Youth Cooking Group Leader 

  • Group facilitation skills regarding food literacy

  • Experience teaching youth various food skills such as healthy cooking, baking, knife skills

  • Recipe adaptation and session planning

  • Access to community food resources

  • Interact with youth from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Gain knowledge on non-profit food systems and healthy eating

Learning Club Facilitator & Tutor

  • Group facilitations skills with vulnerable youth

  • Curriculum development skills via activity planning

  • Opportunities to utilize active listening, paraphrasing, and basic counselling skills to communicate and build relationships with newcomer youth

  • Exposure to working with refugee youth who have experienced trauma

  • Interact with youth from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Experience teaching/tutoring youth various secondary school subjects

  • Gain knowledge of the immigrant and refugee social service sector

  • Learn about federal government policies and programs related to settling newcomers in Canada

Community Lunch Assistant

  • Build experience preparing healthy meals for large groups (40+ guests)

  • Menu planning and recipe adaptation

  • Access to community food resources

  • Interact with seniors and community members from varied cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Gain knowledge on non-profit food systems and healthy eating

ESL Conversation Group Assistant

  • Working in a non-profit setting with new immigrants from diverse cultures and socioeconomic statuses

  • Building skills and experiences in a conversational and inclusive environment.

  • Working in a team environment

  • Gain knowledge of barriers faced by newcomers

Multicultural Women Peer Mentoring Assistant

  • Working in a non-profit setting with newcomers from diverse cultures and socioeconomic statuses

  • Building skills and experiences in using physical activities and icebreakers to facilitate conversation

  • Working in a team environment

  • Gain knowledge of barriers faced by newcomers

Adult Basic Computer Program Instructor

  • Working in a non-profit setting with newcomers to Canada from diverse cultures and socioeconomic statuses

  • Ability to facilitate and mentor computer skills to beginners

  • Working in a team environment

  • Able to gain reference contact

Requirements

Global Citizens Leader

  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check with clean results return prior to start
  • Must meet with SVNH youth team staff to discuss whether it is a good fit

Youth Cooking Group Leader

  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check with clean results return prior to start
  • Must meet with SVNH youth team staff to discuss whether it is a good fit

Learning Club Facilitator & Tutor

  • Complete a Criminal Record Check (with vulnerable populations) prior to starting position
  • Complete an interview and orientation with Sherry Lin – Youth Settlement Counsellor
  • Applicants will be notified when they have been accepted

Community Lunch Assistant

  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check with clean results return prior to start
  • Must meet with SVNH youth team staff to discuss whether it is a good fit

ESL Conversation Group Assistant

  • To meet with program staff to determine fit

Multicultural Women Peer Mentoring Assistant

  • To meet with program staff to determine fit

Adult Basic Computer Program Instructor

  • To meet with program staff to determine fit

Qualifications

Global Citizens Leader

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with children age 9 - 12
  • Experience in supervising group activities
  • Experience in program/activity planning and facilitation
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge of global and local social justice issues (i.e. poverty, clean water, sustainability)
  • Knowledge of the We Day Campaign and the Free the Children organization an asset
  • Knowledge of elementary school systems in Vancouver an asset

Youth Cooking Group Leader

  • Educational background, experience, or passion for food security social issues
  • Comfortable facilitating programs for youth 13-18 years
  • Excellent collaboration, teamwork and ability to work independently
  • Strong time management skills
  • Food Safe Level 1 an asset
  • First Aid and CPR-C an asset 

Learning Club Facilitator & Tutor

  • Minimum 6 months experience working with youth and children who have multiple barriers
  • Experience in public speaking and facilitating group games
  • Ability to communicate with youth who are learning English as an additional language
  • Comfortable initiating conversation with newcomer youth who have limited social skills
  • Commitment and consistency is required, volunteers cannot take weeks off to study for exams, volunteers will only be excused if their exam schedule conflicts with program time.
  • Adaptable and willing to think on your feet
  • Academic knowledge in the sciences, math, English, or social studies
  • Experience teaching and tutoring youth
  • Training in crisis intervention or basic counselling skills an asset
  • Fluency in an additional language an asset
  • Prior experience teaching/tutoring youth who are learning an additional language an asset
  • Familiarity with the secondary school curriculum in BC an asset
  • Knowledge of the complex barriers newcomer youth face an asset

Community Lunch Assistant

  • Educational background, experience, or passion for food security social issues
  • Physical ability to carry out the functions of the position
  • Cross-cultural communication and understanding, sensitivity towards seniors
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Food Safe Level 1 an asset
  • First Aid and CPR-C an asset
  • Second languages are an asset but not necessary (such as Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Cantonese, etc.)

ESL Conversation Group Assistant

  • Great empathy and open minded attitude
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Some leadership skills and great team work skills
  • Strong commitment and active participation during the group
  • Experience in facilitating groups and fun group discussion or engagement activities
  • Second languages are an asset but not necessary (such as Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Cantonese, etc.)

Multicultural Women Peer Mentoring Assistant

  • Great empathy and open minded attitude
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Some leadership skills and great team work skills
  • Strong commitment and active participation during the group
  • Experience in facilitating groups and fun group discussion or engagement activities
  • Second languages are an asset but not necessary (such as Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Cantonese, etc.)
  • Background knowledge of a physical/stretching exercise an asset (i.e. yoga, different types of dancing, etc.)

Adult Basic Computer Program Instructor

  • Excellent knowledge of Internet and email usage, MS programs
  • Work independently and strong commitment
  • Provide a customized/individualized based teaching approach
  • Second languages are an asset but not necessary (such as Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Cantonese, etc.)
  • Background knowledge of a physical/stretching exercise an asset (i.e. yoga, different types of dancing, etc.) an asset
  • Computer troubleshooting experience is an asset

Scheduling

Global Citizens Leader

  • Tuesday - 11:30am to 1:30pm - Cook Elementary school (once a week)
  • Tuesday of week - 11:30am to 1:30pm - Waverley Elementary school (once a week)

Youth Cooking Group Leader

  • Every Wednesday 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Learning Club Facilitator & Tutor

  • John Oliver Secondary School: Every Tuesday 3:00 to 5:00pm

Community Lunch Assistant

  • South Vancouver Neighborhood House: Every Thursday 9:30am to 1:30pm

ESL Conversation Group Assistant

  • September 2018 - ongoing: Every Wednesday 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Multicultural Women Peer Mentoring Assistant

  • September 2018 - ongoing: Every Friday, 12:45pm to 3:15pm

Adult Basic Computer Program Instructor

  • September 2018 - ongoing: Every Wednesday 9:30am to 11:30am or 4:00pm to 6:00pm OR Every Friday 9:30am to 11:30am or 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Be available for at least one set of 3 consecutive computer classes (once a week for 3 weeks)

Location

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

6470 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC V5P 3X7
Canada