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Summer Program Assistant- Student Position

Organization Overview

Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is an award winning grassroots youth organization that works to reduce violence in the lives of youth and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of non-violence.


The Summer Program Assistant will work collaboratively with LOVE BC staff for the following tasks and activities:

  • Complete a wide range of tasks including basic administrative support (e.g. filing, answering phones, Microsoft applications, etc.) and working with the public
  • Directly working with high-risk youth, youth with mental health or addictions challenges or with disabilities and members of immigrant and refugee communities including the Indigenous community.
  • Participate and support LOVE BC and BYRC events in the office, centre and in the broader community.
  • Create and maintain a safe and supportive environment for youth to share their feelings and experiences
  • Support youth of varying ages with differing needs during programs and drop in times.
  • Guide youth in using conflict resolution and nonviolent methods of problem solving.
  • Support summer anti-violence workshops, multi-media art workshops and kitchen/ cooking support program.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Full-time student this past year and registered to return to school full time in September 2018
  • Demonstrated active listening skills and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness and ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with members of the LOVE BC staff team; and to contribute to the development and maintenance of respectful and productive working relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative open concept environment.
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours including some evening and/or weekends
  • Media arts skills (e.g. photography, film, etc.)

Duration: 8 weeks at 30 hours per week

Hourly Wage: $13.00/hour

Estimated Start Date: Tuesday June 12, 2018

Please send a cover letter and resume to no later than Thursday May 24, 2018 by 12pm (noon).

LOVE BC encourages students who self identify as Aboriginal, member of a visible minority, member of the LGBTQ2S+ communities or with disabilities to apply.

See PDF posting here.

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer positions:

Please let us know if you are interested in any or all of the following positions. Often volunteers like to combine the food preparation position with the session support positions for a total of 5 weekly volunteer hours:

  1. Food preparation
  2. MAP and Leadership session support to the Lead Facilitators
  3. Facilitating creative workshops with LOVE youth (Film, Photography, Spoken Word, Painting etc.)
  4. Event Support
  1. Food Prep 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Helping the Broadway Youth Resource Centre kitchen Manager/staff with preparing food for Leave Out Violence BC programs.

Starting September 25 2017 (Mondays) LEADERSHIP
Leadership sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Monday 4:30pm-7:00pm

Starting October 12 2017 (Thursdays) MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM
Leadership sessions take place at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St) every Thursday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

  1. Program support

Leadership (Mondays) 4:30pm – 7:00pm at the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (2455 Fraser St)

This will include helping the Lead Facilitator/s with prepping for the session, getting all materials organized and help support to set up and clean up. Volunteers are welcome to take part in activities during the session.

  1. Creative workshop Art/Media

If you are skilled in Photography, Art, Poetry, Spoken words, Film productions, Graphic Design etc. and would like to volunteer your time to run workshops please contact us!

  1. Event Support

Support us during our public community events. There will be a wide range of tasks including setting up gallery space, helping with food prep, and welcoming guests.

Program Description

MAP is the program for young people entering their first year of LOVE. Young people spend the sessions making connections with each other and LOVE staff, they develop media arts skills, and are introduced to ideas and concepts on Anti-Violence, Anti-Oppression and Non-Violent Communications. Young people must complete 70% of the program before graduating on to Leadership. At the end of the programming year, young folks will showcase their work in an art exhibition. (details to be determined with young folks and facilitator).

Leadership Programs build on the themes, concepts, and skills introduced in MAP and open to young people who have successfully completed/graduated from MAP. In addition to the media arts skills developed through MAP, young people develop facilitation skills and lead workshops and Violence Prevention Committees in community. Young people often spend about 2-3 years in the program, increasingly developing youth-driven projects/initiatives and working toward graduating and transitioning out of LOVE as young leaders already connected and engaged in communities.

If volunteers cannot stay for the full length of programming please let the Lead Facilitator or the Program Director know ahead of time.

Interested in Volunteering? Call (604-709-5728) or email