MC for SCM 75

Volunteer Category: Fed Member (14-24), Youth in and from care(14-24)

Description: We are looking for Youth MCs to host our SCM #75 from October 19 – 21 at Sasamat Outdoor Center in Belcarra, BC. As a MC, your role is to help young people create and understand the common purpose and goals of coming together, keep everyone on track, provide opportunities for them to share knowledge, create space for everyone to be heard and included, and remain neutral in discussions (not taking sides).   *You must be registered and approved to attend the Steering Committee Meeting AND attend the MC meetings in order to do this volunteer opportunity*

Time Commitment:  Approximately 8 - 10hrs (1 hour MC meeting, 30 mins prep time, 30 mins meeting with staff + 30 mins debrief and evaluation + actual MC time)

Mandatory MC meeting will happen prior to October 122018 either in person or by toll-free conference call—due to the important nature of this role, if you are not able to attend the meeting or follow through on prep-time, you will not be able to MC.

Supervising Staff: Shannon Dolton, Engagement Coordinator. 

Deadline to Respond: Wednesday, October 10 at 4 PM


Contact Shannon at:

Office phone: 604-527-7762 ext. 109
Text/Cell: 604-353-3495
Toll-free: 1-800-565-8055
Facebook: Shannon Dolton fbcyicn

Key Responsibilities:

  • Go over agenda
  • Stick to agenda schedule
  • Introduce speakers
  • Keep participants focused   
  • Assist with breaks

Skills/Knowledge we’re looking for:

  • Have attended at least 1 SCM
  • Ability and interest in public speaking
  • Reliability, commitment, and follow through
  • Respect and understanding of diversity
  • Facilitation Experience or Training

   Training provided and required:

  • 1 hour mandatory MC Orientation Meeting on October 12
  • 0.5 hours prep meeting with supervising staff
  • 0.5 hours debrief and evaluation

What you’ll get:

  • Facilitation/MC experience
  • Provincial recognition (i.e. in our provincial youth in care magazine called Power Pages) and at the SCM
  • Volunteer hours counted towards an honorarium (every 20 hours, receive $100)
  • Invitations to higher level workshop facilitation positions
  • Reference letter if requested