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Co-Curricular Community Service Learning

Although similar to curricular Community Service Learning (CSL), co-curricular Community Service Learning occurs outside of your registered courses. Co-curricular CSL projects come in a variety of durations, with different expectations and responsibilities. We are currently offering the following projects:

Community Technology Program (CTP) - off campus   

Make a difference in someone's life by helping them with technology skills.  We have a variety of ways to get involved as a technology tutor or workshop leader.  Some of the ways you can get involved include:  

  •   help seniors connect with family and friends by teaching or assisting with skype/email/facebook
  •  support elementary school kids learning the basics of coding through in class participation or behind the scenes development. No coding experience required, but if you have coding skills you can help build this new program!
  • tutor individuals one on one on tablets, computers or cell phones 
  • be part of a team that leads a six week ‘technology’ course to senior’s on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 starting October 17th through to Monday November 21st  We will be focusing on tablets and smart phone use.
  • Record audiobooks for readers with print disabilities using the UBC campus sound studio.  NNELS is an online library of books in accessible formats.  You can contribute to the library by reading books for this collection.
  • Support senior's who live with dimentia through our 'Music & Memory' program.  Music can calm chaotic brain activity, reduce aggressive behaviors and enable a person to regain connection to others.  Seniors experience these benefits and live an enriched life through a customized music playlist created by our volunteers 

    Contact Lori Field at lori.field@ubc.ca or call 250-807-8665 for more information or  REGISTER NOW

Youth Mentoring Programs- off campus

Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program

Be part of the Beyond the Bell after school program located at George Pringle Elementary School. This academic based program takes a holistic approach to the well being of every child. It focuses on helping children from grade 2 - 6 keep pace with their grade and their peers. Preferred time commitment is one to two hours a week but they will accept bi-weekly (every other week) participation as well. Must have own transportation, the school is located in West Kelowna and accessible by bus. Beyond the Bell is operated by the YMCA of the Okanagan. 

Contact Lori Field at lori.field@ubc.ca or call 250-807-8665 for more information or register by filling out our Volunteer Application

Reading Week Project Volunteers - off campus

Check back in January 2019 to register

Are you looking for something interesting to do during Reading Week this February? Join other UBC students in making a difference in the community by participating in a United Way 'Days of Caring' project.  We run two projects each day (February 18 - 22) of Reading Week.  You can choose from morning or afternoon projects.  Only 50 spots available.  Check out our photo gallery.  Learn more here.

If you think you would like to make a difference and meet new people while having fun volunteering this is a great opportunity for you!  

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