Organization Details
Organization Name: Youth Empowering Parents
Address: 82 Richmond Street
Toronto ON  M5C 1P1
Website: http://www.yepeducation.com/
Organizational Description: Our organization is a United Nations award-winning charity and our mission is to turn young people from 'educated' to 'educator.'

We take the talents of young people and turn them into one-on-one tutors for other adults and seniors in their communities. For example, imagine a 15 year old teaching a 50 year old how to use Zoom to communicate with their family in another country, or a 16 year old teaching an adult who is new to Canada some basic English skills.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5329
Description of Duties:

This program is an opportunity for you to gain leadership skills, run a project of your choosing, receive valuable experience for post-secondary applications, or get volunteer hours. This is open for youths, ages 15-29 years old.

Here's what you will do:

  1. Identify a need/issue in your community and organize a project that will address that need/issue. You will also receive a grant of up to $500 (or more, depending on your project details) to fund your project. You can run a basketball tournament to bring youth together and promote physical exercise, you can host a video game night to help others destress, you can start a community library box to encourage reading, or you can do just about anything else you think of.

    *Check out this website to see more awesome community projects that you can do! (www.youthfund.ca/ideas)

  2. Learn from different workshops and 1-on-1 coaching to help you plan your project and gain useful skills (e.g. project planning, budgeting, etc.).

Program schedule: We have 4 different cohorts running in July. Please choose the week that works best for you. If you are only available in August, register anyway and we'll get back to you.

  • July 8, 2024 to July 19, 2024 (online - Zoom), Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12 pm - 2 pm

  • July 8, 2024 to July 19, 2024 (online - Zoom), Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Skills Required:

- Responsible

- Organized

- Excellent communication skills

- Eagerness to learn

- Commitment

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Here's how you will benefit:

  • Develop project management skills

  • Gain volunteer hours

  • Get a certificate of recognition and reference letter

  • Learn and/or improve your skillset (like identifying community issues, budgeting, marketing, public speaking, evaluation)

  • A chance to make a positive difference in your community!

Age: 13-15, 16-17, 18-30
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Assiniboine South
- Downtown
- Elmwood
- Fort Garry
- Inkster
- Point Douglas
- River East
- River Heights
- Seven Oaks
- St. Boniface
- St. James-Assiniboia
- St. Vital
- Transcona
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxBpvehdeSIJFxWlwgaTJ1eOtNwy96KQQMrmrqUXNjOCn02Q/viewform
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024