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 makes decisions on which amazing young people to award $$$ to for them to pursue some of their personal and educational dreams? If so, you should be a part of the Dream Fund Selection Committee! We are looking for 2 youth members, and 1 alumni to join the committee. No previous experience is necessary!   

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 and/or education opportunities. 

Important: The subject matter discussed in the application forms can be triggering for some. We encourage selection committee members to use self-care when evaluating applications and to connect with Shannon at any point for support when needed. 

Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2021

Start Date: March 10, 2021 (you will recieve the application packages to review via email)

End Date: March 17, 2021, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Dream Fund Selection Committee Meeting (via Zoom)

Time Commitment: Approximately 6-8 hours. 3 hour committee meeting and 3-5 hours of evaluating applications 

This volunteer opportunity is open to: Youth in and from care (14-24) and Fed Alumni (25+)

Location: Province-wide if you can accept applications by email and join by Zoom video or phone call for Selection Meeting


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 or from care between 14-24 years old? Is there a reference letter included in the application?)
  • Attend a MANDATORY meeting on March 17, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 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  


Your Skills and Knowledge

  • 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 (checklist 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 and from care
  • Receive an acknowledgement in Power Pages magazine
  • Reference letter if requested  


Interested? Contact Shannon Dolton, Program Coordinator by February 26, 2021 at 4 PM!

Email: shannon.dolton@fbcyicn.ca
Phone/Text: 604-353-3495