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 four ways to get involved and volunteers can do more than one area if it interests you. No special skills are needed other than basic computer skills.
Sunpointe Village - help seniors connect with family and friends by teaching or assisting with skype/email/facebook using ipads or laptops
Coding for Kids - 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!
Okanagan Regional Library, Rutland Branch – tutor individuals one on one on tablets, computers or cell phones at the library
Society for Learning in Retirement – be part of a team that leads a six week ‘technology’ course to senior’s on Mondays from 2-4 starting February 19th through to Monday March 26th. Includes basics of ipads, smartphones, laptops and how to use Facebook, Skype and apps.
NNELS Program - 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.
Music & Memory Program - Music can calm chaotic brain activity, reduce aggressive behavious and enable a person to regain connection to others. This program works with senior's at Sun Pointe Village who have been diagnosed with dementia access these benefits and live an enriched life through a customized music playlist created by our volunteers.
Most of these programs run once a week at scheduled times. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 weeks not necessarily in a row. We accept volunteers throughout the school year.
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.
Reading Week Project Volunteers- off campus
Registration starts in January 2018!
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 12 - 16) of Reading Week. You can choose from morning or afternoon projects.
If you think you would like to make a difference and meet new people while having fun volunteering you can register online here.
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Online registration begins in January 2018. Only 50 spots available.
Last reviewed 8/28/2017 11:06:06 AM