About

Chantiers jeunesse is pleased to offer youth volunteers the chance to make a long term commitment to a community partner, by joining forces with them over a period of 4 weeks to 6 months. 

Volunteers will be paired with host organizations based on individual interests and experience, as well as the partner’s needs.

Chantiers jeunesse is involved every step of the way, from selecting and training the volunteer to organizing travel and accommodation to the host community, and supporting the volunteer in their personal and professional development throughout their placement. 

A MID TO LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERING (MTV)

A Mid to Long-Term Volunteering (MTV) project is an exchange between a volunteer who gives their time, work and energy to a community-focused project and a host organisation. The organisation will act as a mentor to the volunteer by providing them with the opportunity to develop professional skills and their sense of initiative through continued support for the duration of the placement

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERING AT THE HEART OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

Jeunes et résidents jouent à la pétanque

 

The inspiration for each volunteer project comes directly from our partner organizations and is in response to real needs. Chantiers jeunesse volunteers will be equipped to support the host partner in reaching their goals, over a period of 4 weeks to 6 months

 

Eligibility criteria
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  • To be between 18 and 30 years old ;
  • To be a Canadian citizen or have been granted the status of permanent resident or refugee by the Canadian government.

Volunteer journey
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Once you have registered online, you will receive a call from Chantiers jeunesse’s project officer to discuss your interest and motivations. You will be matched with a project based on your profile and the needs of our host partners. Once these steps done, you’ll have to formalize your commitment to supporting the host community by signing the engagement contract. A Chantiers jeunesse’s project officer will be assigned to you and will assist ou guide you throughout the projectand support you in achieving your goals. The project officer will get in touch with you to provide everything you need to know during a pre-departure training session. Once your project is over, you will be invited to evaluate your experience and the program.

Chantiers jeunesse remains available throughout the process (before, during and after your project) to answer any questions and to assist you.

Expenses covered
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Registration and participation fees are covered by Chantiers jeunesse through the Canada Service Corps federal initiative.

The expenses covered are:

  • CNESST insurance;
  • personal support throughout the program during the project;
  • accommodation and food expenses;
  • travel expenses to your project’s location.

The type of accommodation and food included varies according to the project.

Expenses that are not included are:

  • personal expenses.

Projects offered

 

Partner: RobertsCreekCommunityAssociation
Location: Roberts Creek, British Columbia Language required: English
Starting in: August
Duration: 2 months

Available places: Filled

 

Over the course of two months, you will support the RobertsCreekCommunityAssociation in British Columbia, in developing and implementing a xeriscape garden around their community hall. The goal of this project is to allow community members to see how xeriscaping can work in the landscape, to inspire them to practice water-wise gardening in an increasingly water-restricted context.

Xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes to reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation. This means xeriscaped landscapes need little or no water beyond what the natural climate provides

 

Partner: Saint-Léonard Maison des jeunes
Location: Montreal, Québec Language required: French and/or English 
Starting in: August
Duration: 4 months

Available place: Filled

 

Over the course of 4 months, you will support the Saint-Léonard Maison des jeunes in Montreal, in developing and leading activities aimed at youth aged 12-17. You will also be able to contribute by offering logistical and administrative support in their offices. The goal of this project is to provide youth with activities, supporting and a safe space while ensuring positive programming.

This programming can include exploring the city, DIY workshops, theme nights, homework help and much more!

 

 

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