Help make BCCYICW 2022 happen!

BC Child and Youth in Care Week, Notice Listen Respect

Want to celebrate and honour children and young people for BC Child and Youth in Care Week (BCCYICW)? Be part of the committee that organizes BCCYICW!

We're looking for youth and alumni to bring their voices and insights to the BCCYICW planning process and volunteer to sit on working groups and/or the Advisory Committee.

Working groups do the important work of organizing awards, promoting BCCYICW, providing grants to communities for celebrations, and lots more!

The Advisory Committee thinks more about the big picture and guides and supports the working groups.

There are 4 volunteer opportunities for BCCYICW 2022, and you can do whichever one you want (or more than one):

  1. Advisory Committee
  2. Promo & Awareness Working Group
  3. Community Celebrations Working Group
  4. Youth Recognition Awards Working Group

Read more about each opportunity below!

Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2021

These volunteer opportunities are open to: Youth in or from care (14-24) and alumni of care (25+)

Location: Province-wide. These opportunities can all be joined remotely by video conference or phone.

 

Advisory Committee

Key tasks:

  • Provide your expertise as a former youth in care
  • Provide guidance and support to working groups
  • Attend meetings about every 6 weeks
  • Help promote BCCYICW 

This is a great option if you want to help out but don't have a lot of spare time.

Time Commitment: January to mid-June with meetings every 6 weeks.

 

Promotion and Awareness Working Group

Key Tasks:

  • Raise provincial awareness about BC Child and Youth in Care Week through social media and other platforms

  • Raise awareness of the unique contributions of children and youth in care to help reduce stigma and reverse negative public perception through youth engagement

  • Support event organizers to promote events in their communities to increase participation  

  • Provide up-to-date information about BCCYICW activities and opportunities 

Skills or interest in social media, writing and/or graphic design will be helpful!

Time Commitment: January to mid-June with meetings every 2 weeks. You might also need to make time for work outside of meetings.

 

Community Celebration Working Group

Key Tasks:

  • Award successful applicants with grants to host celebrations for children and youth in care around BC during BCCYICW 2022

  • Create selection process and criteria 

  • Notify successful and unsuccessful applicants 

  • Work with promotion and awareness working group to promote event grants and events themselves 

  • Support and encourage community celebrations across BC 

Time Commitment: January to mid-June with meetings every 2 weeks. You might also need to make time for work outside of meetings.

 

Youth Recognition Awards Working Group

Key Tasks:

  • Create a distribution plan for recognition awards 

  • Develop a nomination process, which includes updating nomination form

  • Determine what winners will receive

  • Work with Promo and Awareness Working Group to promote the awards 

Time Commitment: January to mid-June with meetings every 2 weeks. You might also need to make time for work outside of meetings.

 

Skills and Knowledge We're Looking For:

Members of the working groups and the Advisory Committee must:

  • Attend all BCCYICW meetings or give appropriate notice that you will miss one
  • Be responsible for tasks assigned and chosen and will report updates at bi-weekly meetings
  • Attend a final debrief meeting to reflect on BCCYICW and the event bursary process for 2022, including highlights, lowlights, and we have learned for next year

 

What You’ll Get:
  • Volunteer hours counted towards honorarium if you're a youth (every 5 hours means a $25 honorarium from us)
  • Reference letter if requested 

 

Interested? Contact Taylor Burnett, Program Coordinator

Email: taylor.burnett@fbcyicn.ca
Phone: 604-358-8234