Trenton MFRC Opportunities
RCAF Family Connection Sponsor
Volunteers needed: N/A Qualifications: Military Spouse or Member
Are you a military spouse or member? Looking to connect to the community and give back? The RCAF Family Connection Program aims to support military families experiencing various transitions, such as moving to a new area or going through a deployment-related separation. Sponsors are matched with families based on several demographic variables.
If you would like to learn more about receiving or becoming a sponsor, please email Kate at email@example.com
In the Community
Youth Opportunity - Youth2Youth HPE
Volunteers Needed: Unlimited Qualifications: Ages 15-30 years
Youth2Youth HPE is a youth-led group with a mission to spark innovative thinking and work in partnership with community leaders to help increase solutions to local problems – identified by youth. Youth2Youth HPE works with local youth, non-profit organizations, and the broader community to create new resources and improve experiences for youth in HPE so all youth have a chance to succeed. In order to create change for youth, we need them to lead the initiatives that address the issues they care about. We focus on key youth issues that empower youth and encourage them to take a leading role in grassroots change.
During the pandemic, we strictly changed our model to meet over Zoom, every other week and the ambassadors have formed groups to work on what is called 'Youth Action Projects.' These projects allow youth to work in an area that they’re passionate about, as long as it falls within one of the 8 priorities youth identified last year, ex: mental health and wellness, environment, financial literacy, and building youth-friendly communities. A lot of Y2Y this year is independent and group work based in regards to these projects. The youth plan, create, and implement their projects with support from a Y2Y staff member over a course of a few months. Some examples of projects youth have been running are:
- Speed Friending Events: a virtual space for youth to come to meet new people and make new friends
- Mental Health Coffee House: a virtual series for youth peer-to-peer discussion around mental health, self-care, and stigma. There are guest speakers and activities
- Mural Painting: ambassadors are planning and painting a mural at the Belleville Youth Centre
- Period Poverty Projects: to break down the stigma of this and to provide “take one, leave one” bins for products in the washrooms at public locations.
For more information on how you can become a Youth Ambassador, reach out to Kate for more information and an application form!