Help your community respond and grow during this challenging time! Build upon your skills and abilities while getting hands on experience with local non-profit organizations! Learn a wide range of new skills that benefit your community! Create activities that are important to you and help our community become the best version of itself!

A combination of in person and online paid training will take place in areas such as: Community Outreach & Development, Fire Prevention, Emergency Response, Conservation, Trail Development, Food Security, Career Development and many other areas!

Upon completion of this program, youth will have enhanced hire-ability for today’s competitive job market, as well as a wide range of certifications.

Learn a wide range of new skills that benefit your community, gain valuable experience working with non-profit organizations and explore career opportunities on the Southern Gulf Islands!


  • Age 15-29
  • Resident of Mayne, Galiano, Pender or Saturna
  • Currently Unemployed, Underemployed (casual, seasonal or part-time), or Precariously Employed (at risk of losing their job). Permanently employed applicants are NOT eligible.
  • Commitment of 30 hours per week for 16 weeks beginning October 26, 2020
  • $2000 monthly remuneration


Application Deadline: October 16, 2020

Program Start Date: October 26, 2020

Program End Date: February, 2020



Please send resume and cover letter to



Southern Gulf Islands Youth Engagement Team
– A Leadership & Volunteer Program


Youth between the ages of 13-29 are invited to  join this fun and rewarding program. There is no cost to join and we will help you: develop new skills, increase your community network, work collaboratively with a wide range of partners, and engage as a volunteer in a meaningful way.

You are between the ages of 13-29.

  • Go through an intake meeting and complete a Criminal Records Check.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of a group volunteering event.
  • Research and work with several local non-profit organizations
  • Available to meet Saturdays by videoconference or on Pender Island (fare paid).
  • A helpful and positive attitude.

What do you get out of the experience?

  • Career related training & skill development.
  • Volunteer hours to support graduation requirements.
  • Leadership & event planning opportunities.
  • Networking & meeting new friends.
  • References upon the successful conclusion of your participation.
  • Enjoyment & amazing memories of group volunteering in community.

FMI or to register, please contact Andrea Mills (Pender) by e-mail or drop by your local SGI Community Resource Centre and chat with the lovely staff people.