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Queen's University

Sustainability Office

Youth-Mentoring-Youth Volunteer Opportunity

January 14, 2011

The AMS Sustainability Office and the Kingston Sustainability Center (KSC) have announced a new volunteer opportunity, Youth-Mentoring-Youth Campaign (YMYC).

What are the goals of the Youth-Mentoring-Youth Campaign?  What can I expect to gain from this experience?

  • The YMYC project will see post-secondary student volunteers engage and mentor elementary school-aged students about sustainability in a dynamic and interactive way.
  • Using five theme stations (Energy, Food, Transportation, Waste, and Water), the visiting class will split into groups and rotate to each hosted display station. The objective is to foster behavioural change via the elementary school-aged student then influencing their families and peers to take action in the journey to sustainable practices in the management of energy, water, waste, transportation, and food.
  • As a volunteer you will engage and mentor elementary school-aged students. Not only will you be able to develop your presentation and public-speaking skills, but you will also get to experience the exciting energies of elementary school-aged children.
  • You will also get to other Queen's students with similar interests in environmental education.
  • You will become further acquainted with the larger Kingston sustainability movement through the wealth of knowledge and information at the Kingston Sustainability Center.

What is the duration of the program, and when and where can I volunteer?

  • This program is set to run from the week of Monday, February 14th through until its final week Monday, March 12th.  If there are enough interested and available volunteers, the program will continue to run during our reading week (February 21st - 25th).
  • The class tours will be scheduled to run Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30am - 11:30am and 1pm -3pm.
  • The mentoring sessions will take place at the Kingston Sustainability Center, located at 193 Princess St.
  • A volunteer meeting session will take place on Wednesday January 19 at 5:30 pm in the McLaughlin room of the JDUC (rm 241)with the AMS Sustainability Coordinator, Jodi Remple and the organizer from the KSC, Jean. A calendar will be available to organize schedules and go over the program information in more detail. 
  • Please note that volunteers will be required to have a police background check in order to be eligible for this opportunity.

For more information about this project contact Jodi Rempel, Sustainability Coordinator, AMS, 613-533-6000 ext. 75663.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000