Katimavik's National Experience
Opportunity Details: Katimavik's National Experience
|Contact||Marissa Ireland, Participant Recruitment Assistant, Katimavik Youth Services; Phone: 514-868-0898; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Katimavik’s National Experience is an opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery * participants will live in a group setting with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program * during the program they engage in 32 hours of valuable volunteer work a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country.
This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered * participants will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world * Katimavik aims to help young folks become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.
|More Info Link||https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/|
|Benefits||Some of the topics and skills that you will be challenged to learn about include: the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation * the benefits and impact of civic engagement * professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements * cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills * conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment * environmental protection and sustainable development * English or French as an additional language * leadership, advocacy, and project management skills * Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.|
|Ages||17 year(s) - 25 year(s)|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals|
|Areas of Interest||Advocacy ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer Coordination ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing|
|Commitment Length||Long Term - 5.5 month immersive program|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; Large Group - Participants will live in a house with up to 10 other participants for the 5.5 months of the National Experience program.|
|Number of Positions||Canada
99 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided|
|Transportation||Transportation provided - Travel to host communities and back home is organized and paid for by Katimavik.|
|Application Deadline||14 Dec 2022|
|Cost||This is a fully funded program * participants are asked to fundraise a total of 1000$ when accepted into the National Experience, however in order to ensure that this opportunity is available to all youth across Canada, Katimavik will work on an individual basis with anyone who may feel that the fundraising is a barrier to their participation.|
|Start Date||On or after 11 Jan 2023|
|End Date||14 Jun 2023|