West 1 Community Schools Team – Youth Engagement, Food & Nutrition

The West 1 Community Schools Team is seeking several energetic and organized individuals to be responsible for delivering after-school food and nutrition/ cooking programs for school-aged children at a number of elementary schools for the winter (February-April) term.
As part of the Community Schools Team (CST), the Youth Engagement Volunteer(s) will organize, mentor, and collaborate with high school leaders to design and deliver quality food and nutrition programs for elementary students.
With direction and support from the CST, the volunteers(s) will administer all aspects of the programs they design, from marketing, delegating responsibilities to youth leaders to lesson planning, organizing nutrition-based games and activities, selecting recipes, preparation of supplies, supervising children, recording and monitoring participation levels, liaising with teachers and parents. He/she will be given a complete set of lesson plans (recipes and nutrition-related activities) to use as a template for their own lessons.
Youth Engagement Volunteers commit to a two hour orientation session- training workshop, prior to volunteering. Programs typically run from 3:00-4:45pm Monday- Friday.

Skills Required
-Post-secondary studies, preferably with a concentration in food and nutrition sciences;
-Strong organizational and group leadership skills;
-Ability to problem-solve and multitask;
-Excellent oral and written communication skills;
-Experience working with school-aged and/or high school students;
-Interest and background in healthy food preparation, food security, and outreach.
Incentive and Skills Acquired
-Experience working within a large school district;
-Networking with diverse stakeholders;
-Project design, lesson planning, implementation, and evaluation;
-Team building and leadership skills;
-Healthy child development practices, age appropriate lesson planning, behavior management;
-Role modeling and youth empowerment; and community-based education
-A letter of reference from the VSB,
-Possible extension and/or employment.
Contact
Please send a current resume to:
Nicolle Kit, Programmer for the West 1 Community Schools Team
nkit@vsb.bc.ca
Lovelle Castro, Programmer

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