Youth United funds youth-led volunteer projects in Winnipeg, and there are some great ones coming up!
If you have an idea for a volunteer project, check out the criteria & application deadlines.
Collège Béliveau: Béliveau Health and Wellness
Student leaders from Collège Béliveau will organize, plan and execute activities and learning session for a school-wide Health and Wellness day. The Health and Wellness day will be open to all students and will focus on positive self-esteem, leadership abilities and community awareness.
Let’s Talk Science: Let’s Talk Science Challenge
Every year students in grade six to eight are invited to the University of Manitoba to participate in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, a Jeopardy-style quiz show with a design challenge component and mentorship opportunities.
Students compete on teams and are quizzed on their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The objective of this project is to increase scientific literacy among school-aged children and to expose them to the possibility of considering a postsecondary education in STEM.
Manitoba Chinese Youth Committee: Cultural Arts Night 2015
Cultural Arts Night 2015 is a festive evening honouring the many diverse cultural communities located in our city. Local performers and cultural teachers of all backgrounds are invited to share their culture and pride through performances and teachings.
Cultural Arts Night 2015 is a celebration that creates a space for audience members to learn about the diversity of our city while developing a greater awareness of our local ethnic communities.
Making Waves Winnipeg: Making Waves Winnipeg Summer Camp Program 2015
Making Waves Winnipeg Summer Camp is a student led initiative that provides children with disabilities the opportunity to attend a summer camp tailored exclusively to their needs. Camp instructors work individually with the campers to create a positive and engaging experience for them. After the weekly one-on-one swimming lessons, there will be additional activities for campers such as arts and crafts, bowling and archery.
Sisler High School: Annual Sustainability Conference
Over 100 students from all over Winnipeg will be invited to attend the Annual Sustainability Conference at Sisler High School. The goal of this conference is to educate students about environmental issues and what students can do to take action.
There will be multiple guest speakers, ranging from local farmers to environmental researchers that will share their experiences and knowledge with attendees. Students involved in the planning of the conference will also be hosting workshops about the environmental initiatives that Sisler employs.
Sisler High School: Franconnexion
Sisler High School will be inviting approximately 200 French immersion students to attend Franconnexion, a day dedicated to promoting the benefits of bilingualism in our community, city, province and our country.
Students will practice their French communication skills through workshops like improvisation, discussions and debates about bilingualism, a scavenger hunt pertaining to Franco-Manitoban culture and traditional French voyageur activities, all of which will be led and facilitated by members of the French Immersion Council at Sisler High School.
These activities are designed to inspire and encourage students to continue using French not only as a skill, but as a way of life through theatre, culture, critical thinking, and sports.