Call for Committed Young Leaders!
Apply to join Waterlution’s National Youth Advisory Board
Positions: Youth Advisory Board Member & Storytelling Contest Volunteer
Organization: Waterlution – A Water Learning Experience
Locations: Urban, Rural, and Remote Canada
The Youth Advisory Board members (YAB) (ages 19-29) will build 21st-century transferable skills under the themes of:
The skills will be developed by supporting the delivery of a water-focused storytelling contest for youth in schools and communities. These skills are excellent for your resume and your career development. This is the fifth year that Waterlution is recruiting a Youth Advisory Board (YAB), and we cannot wait to see what unique elements you can bring to our school contest!
Length of the term as a YAB is 8 months (July 21 2020 – March 31 2021) – with an opportunity to be extended, as the project evolves into stage 2 – the touring exhibition across Canada. Approximate time commitment is 4-10 volunteer hours per month.
Young Water Speaks — Youth Storytelling Contest
Young Water Speaks is a youth-led national water-centric storytelling contest with webinars & workshops engaging school-aged youth, in all provinces and territories, to grow as storytellers and share factual and fictional stories about Canada’s water.
Through online storytelling workshops led by YOU, Waterlution’s trained Youth Advisory Board volunteers will guide and support Canadian youth (ages 7-18) to become water storytellers & animators as they submit their fiction and non-fiction stories (inspired by the rich history and culture that flows through Canada’s water) into the contest. The winners’ entries will be featured in a travelling water story exhibit in 2021!
Are you the right fit for the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)?
As a YAB member you will contribute your unique skill set to Waterlution and Waterlution will build your skills, network and capacity to complement your career aspirations.
The YAB is comprised of 3 Regional sub-teams based on the major watershed drainage basin you are located in;
Each YAB member contributes over 9 months by:
Recruit a minimum of 5 classes/school groups who will participate in the contest, correspond with teachers & group leaders to organize logistics.
Note: Waterlution has great networks of classes and teachers, yet depending on where YAB live, new classes are recruited each year.
In the second year of the program, YAB members will receive an invitation to lead further by getting training for and carrying out special projects. These include but are not limited to:
What will YOU gain from this volunteer experience?
Transferable skills for your resume and a certificate acknowledging that you have completed training based on the following six training themes!
You will grow your network by joining a group of outstanding young water leaders, connecting with like-minded youth from across Canada! All current and past YAB have a shared FB group, where support, jobs, events, and more is shared.
You will receive a reference letter from Waterlution acknowledging your volunteer work and your specific skills and successes and we can act as a reference as you seek future employment (we can often open doors here too!)
Dedicated YAs will be invited to a training and retreat (training, local transport, meals and accommodations covered by Waterlution, support for travel to retreat location will be assessed on a case by case basis).
YAB may be rewarded with gift cards and other prizes for their outstanding work.
You will inspire the next generation of Canadian water leaders!
You will gain access to Waterlution’s global network and other training programs if you wish.
You will receive a Waterlution 21st-Century Skill Training Completion Certificate for your resume & portfolio
Please contact Olivia Allen, Project Lead for Youth Programs, if you have any questions: olivia.allen AT waterlution.org
Applications may be reviewed early and short phone interviews will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified if they are selected on Tuesday, July 16, 2020 with an invitation to the YAB and a detailed schedule about the volunteer role and training plan.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Jul 1 2020 Numéro : 56897