North Oakville Youth Development Council (NOYDC) Volunteer
(Our Kids Network)
|Comments||North Oakville Youth Development Council (NOYDC) |
We believe that youth voices matter in North Oakville and that youth have a lot to offer the community. We also believe that strengthening relationships between youth and adults in North Oakville will help to build youth assets and increase positive youth development. All NOYDC activities are governed by the OKN Youth Engagement Policy and the Continuum of Youth Engagement.
The overall objective of the NOYDC is to create opportunities for meaningful youth involvement in the North Oakville neighbourhood in order to find ways for youth and adults to build relationships and increase youth developmental assets.
To achieve this objective, specific deliverables for North Oakville will focus on three areas.
• Providing opportunities for youth to have a voice about topics that matter to them so they feel even more valued in their community
• Advocacy for more unstructured youth hang out spaces
• Contributing to increased youth awareness about community resources
|Contact||Siobhan Laverdiere, Halton Youth Initiative Project Coordinator, Our Kids Network; Phone: 905-580-0862; Email: Siobhan@ourkidsnetwork.ca|
|Duties||The NOYDC is looking for Oakville youth, 12 to 17 years old to participate in our various volunteer opportunities. We provide opportunities for youth to have a voice in North Oakville and get involved in building a caring and supportive neighbourhood for youth. Youth volunteers are any youth in North Oakville, or neighbouring Oakville areas, who wish to get involved in the project by participating in subcommittees, workgroups, peer engagement activities, community events, etc. Contact us for current opportunities. |
Duties may include the following items depending on the current project:
• Youth insights and feedback on various projects
• Learning about community resources and sharing them with your friends and other youth you know
• Planning, organizing and participating in projects and events
• Advocacy around project deliverables that have an impact on youth in our community
*PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is intended for youth residing in Oakville, Ontario. We are specifically seeking youth volunteers from the following schools in our North Oakville neighbourhood, but would be open to any youth living in Oakville who want to apply:
*Secondary Schools (All grades)
-Holy Trinity S.S.
-White Oaks S.S.
*Elementary Schools (Grades 7-8)
-St. Michael's Elementary
-St. Andrew's Elementary
-Our Lady Peace Elementary
|More Info Link||https://ourkidsnetwork.ca/Public/Engaging-and-Supporting-Youth|
|Benefits||Community involvement hours, skill building and other perks.|
|Ages||12 year(s) - 17 year(s)|
|Suitable for OSSD||Yes|
|Suitable For||Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students|
|Areas of Interest||Advocacy ; Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Information & Referral Services ; Marketing & Promotions ; Program Coordination / Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||One Time / Special Event ; Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Our volunteer commitment length varies according to the project. Please talk to the Project Coordinator.|
|Interaction Level||Solitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; Our volunteer interaction levels vary according to the project. Please talk to the Project Coordinator.|
|Accessibility||Partially Accessible ; Sometimes we have to meet in the upstairs loft of the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre. If this is challenge due to accessibility, please let us know.|
|Location||Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville|
|Number of Positions||Oakville |
4 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation - Learn about the NOYDC and our goals. ; Training is provided - Informal training and support provided according to the project.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Assistance for transportation can be discussed if needed.|
|Police Check||Not Required|
|Organization Name||Our Kids Network|
|Address & Map|
|Mailing Address||Halton Childrens Aid Society |
1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1
Burlington, ON L7L 0E6