Dream Fund Selection Committee

Have you ever filled out an application and wondered what happens next and how decisions get made? Are you interested in being a part of a team that decides which amazing young people will be awarded money to pursue their personal and educational dreams?  If so, you should be a part of the Dream Fund Selection Committee! We are looking for 2-3 youth and alumni to join the committee. No previous experience is necessary! This opportunity can be done remotely as long as you have access to reliable internet to be sent applications to go over, and the ability to call in to the selection committee meeting on July 17.

As a committee, you will be responsible for recommending successful applicants for our Dream Fund Bursaries (Education Achievement Bursary and Reach for Success Bursary), both of which provide financial support ($$$) to young people interested in career training, education opportunities, passion projects, and lots more!

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2019

Start Date: July 10 (must pick up applicant package at office or, if you're outside the Lower Mainland, provide an email address for the package to be sent to you)

End Date: July 17. You must be available for the selection meeting on July 17 from 1- 4 PM.

Time Commitment: About 5-6 hours. Three hours for the selection meeting and 2-3 hours to review applicants beforehand.

This volunteer opportunity is open to:

  • Youth in and from care (aged 14-24)
  • Former youth in care (25+)

Location: Province-wide if you have access to email and can phone in for the meeting on July 17

Key responsibilities:

  • Read and review 5 to 10 applications for each of our bursaries (there’s 2 bursaries)!
  • Evaluate applications based on a set criteria (For example, things like: is this young person in/from care between 14-24 years old? Is there a reference letter included in the application?)
  • Attend a MANDATORY meeting on July 17 from 1-4 PM to select applicants
  • Work with other committee members to select successful applicants
  • Keep strict confidentiality (keeping all information top secret!) during and after process

Skills and knowledge we’re looking for:

  • You enjoy reading!
  • Evaluating fairly and without bias or judgment
  • Able to deal with conflict (for example, respectfully working through any disagreements that might come up)
  • Able to keep strict confidentiality (not sharing any information with anyone not on the committee!)

   Training provided and required:

  • FBCYICN orientation to the role
  • Going over the application criteria (check-list of what to look for while reading applications)

  What you’ll get:

  • Youth volunteer hours counted towards honorarium (Every 20 hours means a $100 from us!)
  • An opportunity to help guide the work of the Fed and make important decisions that affects young people in/from care
  • Receive an acknowledgement in our Power Pages magazine
  • Reference letter if requested  

Interested? Contact Shannon Dolton, Engagement Coordinator, by July 5, at:

Email: shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca
Phone/text: 604-353-3495
Facebook: Shannon Dolton -fbcyicn