Youth Program Assistant

Position Title: Youth Program Assistant
Preferred Language: English, other languages will be an asset
Program Area: Youth Programs
Location: IRC, IYC
Time Commitment: To be determined by different programs. For Peer Buddy Mentors, 1-2 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months commitment required


Volunteers who are in high school, college and university can volunteer in the following roles: Teaching Assistant, Camp Counsellors, Program Assistant, Creative Lab Volunteer, Community Garden Volunteer, Special Events Volunteer and Peer Buddy Mentors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All assist in the planning, preparation, setup/cleanup of a youth program
  • Ensure that participants are using program materials safely and properly
  • Program Assistants gain administrative experience and tasks include data entry, updating registration/attendance records, generating statistical reports, photocopying program material, etc.
  • Creative Lab Volunteers use their artistic skills to create displays for various events as well as prepare art & craft lessons for camp
  • Community Garden Volunteers are involved in planting and nurturing flowers, fruits & vegetables in the garden. Tasks depend on the season.
  • Special Events Volunteers help us with all that is needed to put on big festivals and shows
  • Peer Buddy Mentors provide the mentee one-on-one support during monthly meetings


  • Priority is given to youth volunteers who are in high school.
  • Teaching Assistants, Camp Counsellors and Peer Buddy Mentors are selected through an application and interview process.
  • Ability to follow instructions and ask questions when in doubt
  • Ability to communicate well and work in a team
  • Ability to follow through tasks and complete assignment as instructed
  • Responsible, committed and eager to learn from others

Note: Click the Apply button below, and indicate this specific position you are interested in under 'Any conditions (medical/physical/other concerns) that we should be aware of ' towards the bottom of the online form.