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
- 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!