Extreme Team Facilitator

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Dates: April 1 to June 102019
Deadline to respond with a completed application: March 222019 by 4:00 PM

This volunteer opportunity is open to Fed members aged 14-24 from across BC.

We are looking for 5 Extreme Team Facilitators to help plan, and facilitate our next Youth Retreat (SCMs) happening from May 31st to June 2nd 2019 at Zajac Ranch in Mission, B.C.

As an Extreme Team Facilitator your role is to give ideas and feedback on the retreat agenda including: workshops, consultations, fun activities and events. You will assist staff with facilitating parts of the event and will fill the role of MC throughout the weekend. To help you do this you will need to attend weekly training and planning meetings. During the retreat, you will be supporting young people by creating group guidelines, running energizers and ice breakers, and helping to make decisions and changes to the agenda when and if needed

*You must be able to attend SCM #77 May 31st to June 2nd 2019
*Must have attended at least 2 Youth Retreats (SCMs) and be available to attend an upcoming training meeting
*You cannot volunteer as both a Facilitator and Peer Mentor at the same retreat

Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours a week + retreat =  approximately 50 hours in total

This will break down to approximately:
5 hours for planning and debriefs
10 hours of training
35 hours at retreat

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend planning and training meetings by phone every week (about 2 hours each week)
  • Act as a youth leader for the weekend
  • Assist with reviewing youth retreat Agenda
  • Assist with suggesting and organizing workshops, consultations, activities, and events
  • Act as MC’s for the weekend
  • Work to create an inclusive opening and creation of weekend guidelines
  • Help all participants feel welcomed
  • Answer participant questions about the SCM and the agenda
  • Set a positive example by participating in the weekend: attending workshops, activities, going to bed etc.
  • Must attend the training meeting
  • Must be able to attend the entire retreat – non negotiable

Skills/Knowledge we’re looking for:

  • Facilitation Training/Experience
  • Ability and interest in public speaking
  • Ability to work as a team and individually on projects
  • Basic understanding of diversity and varying needs of youth in and from care, and a respect for those differences
  • Planning and follow through
  • Experience attending at least two youth retreats (SCM)

Training provided and required:

  • 10 hours of training

What you’ll get:

  • Volunteer hours counted towards honorarium (every 20 volunteer hours equal to $100 and can earn over $200 upon completion of role after the retreat; exact amount depends on number of volunteer hours completed)!
  • Event planning experience
  • Facilitation experience
  • Provincial recognition (i.e. in our youth in care magazine called Power Pages)
  • Reference letter if requested
  • Volunteer Performance Review with lead staff

Interested? Contact Shannon and ask for an application form at:

Email: Shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca
Facebook: Shannon Dolton FBCYICN
Phone: 604 353 3495