BE THE CHANGE

Global Citizenship and Leadership @ Bodwell.

Young people are growing up in challenging times. In the midst of all the uncertainty, Bodwell empowers students with the skills they need to survive and thrive in the world-to-come.  At the heart of Bodwell's educational environment is the concept of global citizenship and leadership.  Bodwell students gain an understanding of:

Connectedness
Responsibility
Involvement

The idea that all societies are dependent or associated to one another in some way.

The idea that people have a duty and role in the communities they live in.

The idea that there is always an opportunity to make a positive impact.

By learning how to interact with different peoples, students learn to look at themselves through the eyes of another; they forge a unique global identity; and they build bridges to mutual understanding.

Bodwell provides students with the following opportunities that enhance their sense of global awareness:

CITIZENSHIP / LEADERSHIP

Academics 

Demonstrated through History, Social Justice, and Leadership classes.

Volunteerism 

Demonstrated through the Volunteer Club and Recycling Club and community outreaches.

House System 

The Bodwell houses promote universal values and ethics.

Parliament 

Student Parliament leads by example and gives voice to the student body.

Global Relations 

International Relationships give rise to volunteer opportunities and cultural exchange.

Special Events 

Important events that remind us of exemplary people and events that inspire us to act.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering and service learning are elements running throughout the school’s programs. Students must complete 30 hours of work/volunteer experience in community organizations before graduation. Notably, for many years since 2007, a group of students has travelled to another country to provide aid and goodwill to a partner community. Through these activities, students acquire a positive drive for bettering the world, as well as valuable experience for entrance to a university.

Here are some of our long-term volunteering partners that our students have been volunteering with. To sign up for these long-term volunteering opportunities please click on their logos below. For weekend opportunities, please go to school calendar to sign up.

Aunt Leah's Place
Vancouver Coastal Health
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Stanley Park Ecology Society
Vancouver Covenant House
Vancouver Aquarium

* Please come to see Ms. May at the Front Office to learn more details about the following organizations:

Harbourside Children's Centre
Sunrise Senior Living
Norgate Animal Hospital

SEASONAL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING

UBC

VOLUNTEERING SEARCHING SITES

Use the websites below to find volunteering opportunities in Vancouver, Canada.

FOR VOLUNTEERING ORGANIZATIONS

This form is for organizations who would like to recruit student volunteers from Bodwell. Please submit your information below, and we will contact you shortly.

Fill out my online form.

Campus Jobs

Gain Valuable Knowledge & Skills

Campus Jobs are leadership roles offered to students who are wanting to gain valuable knowledge and skills, fulfill the graduation requirement for 30 volunteer hours, act upon formal leadership opportunities and contribute positively to our community.

LEADERSHIP NEWS

Involved in local & international outreach.

LEADERSHIP NEWS

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Administrative Assistant

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 3 hours per week
Supervisors: Mercedes Fenyo and May Yao
Main responsibilities:
- Collaborate with supervisors on upcoming duties
- Assist with various administrative tasks (for example, filling bulletin boards)
- Duties will vary throughout the term

Requirements: Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, responsible, reliable, effective time management

Peer Mentor

Positions Available: 10 - 20 people
# of Hours / Week: TBA
Supervisors: Henry Wei, Housam Hallis,  May Yao and Mercedes Fenyo
Main responsibilities:
- Welcome new students
- Assist with campus/community orientation
- Connect students to campus resources

Requirements: Discernment, Sound judgment, Emotional maturity, Ability to relate well with others, Positive and friendly attitude.

RICH Block Deputy

Positions Available: 1 - 5 people
# of Hours / Week: 30 mins - 1 hour per week
Supervisors: Simon Yoon
Main responsibilities:
- Collaborate with Mr. Yoon on RICH block concerns
- Open classrooms on a daily basis before RICH block begins
- Assist in gathering student information with regards to RICH block absences
- Lock all RICH block doors in the evenings

Requirements: Reliable, Honest, Trustworthy, Punctual, Assertive

Environmental Coordinator

Positions Available: 4 - 8 people
# of Hours / Week: 4+ hours per week
Supervisors: TBA
Main responsibilities:
- Help educate Bodwell students on creating a sustainable future
- Come up with ways to promote environmental awareness among Bodwell students.
- Separating recycling by various categories

Requirements: Passionate about preserving our planet and is energetic and great at engaging people, good collaboration skills with School and Boarding staff.

Kitchen Manager

Positions Available: 1 - 7 people
# of Hours / Week: 0.5 Hours per day
Supervisors: Boarding Office Staff
Main responsibilities:
- Ensure the second floor kitchen is clean each night
- Supervise kitchen while in use
- Maintain a log of who is using the kitchen.

Requirements: Clean, responsible and reliable. Able to direct other students to follow the correct procedures when using the kitchen. Willing to obtain Food Safe Certification.

Soji Assistant

Positions Available: 12 people (1 per Hall)
# of Hours / Week: 30 min every Sunday
Supervisors: Youth Advisor
Main responsibilities:
- Explain Soji Time to new students
- Announce Soji Time to each room
- Verify that students on the messy list are cleaning and fully utilizing Soji time
- Ensure sheets are changed on a bi-weekly basis
- Coordinate with youth advisors

Requirements: strong leadership, communication skills, respectful, strong organization skills

Activity Promoter


Positions Available: 1 - 4 people
# of Hours / Week: 2 hours per week
Supervisors: Kevin Seymour and Kieran Reynolds
Main responsibilities:
- Encourage students in East & West Halls to sign up for various activities
- Communicate with supervisor(s) to make sure the activities are accurately portrayed and understandable to students
- Make presentations during Hall Meetings about upcoming outings
- Assist in making slides and posters to promote activities

Requirements: Confident and enthusiastic individual. Persuasive and comfortable speaking to large groups. Outgoing. Has a wide social circle.

House Event Planner

Positions Available: 2 - 4 people
# of Hours / Week: TBA
Supervisors: Youth Advisor
Main responsibilities:
- To help plan house activities and house parties

Requirements: Has interest in event planning, strong organizational skills, reliable

Hall Equipment Manager

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people per hall
# of Hours / Week: 1 hour
Supervisors: Youth Advisors
Main responsibilities:
- Throughout the week this position requires the student monitor to clean and keep track of the PS4, its accessories and the area it’s in.
- Organize a system for sharing common resources
- Duties Vary depending on hall needs

Requirements:  responsible, conflict resolution training, organized

Media Coordinator

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 5 hours per week
Supervisors: Kaan Turker and Andrew Jackson
Main responsibilities:
- Collate amazing photographs and video footage of life at Bodwell from students and present to supervisor(s) with a caption to be uploaded to a slide show and/or social media
- Coordinate with the official student photographer
- Assist in writing blog, yearbook and newsletter entries.

Requirements: Self-motivated and self-directed. Takes initiative. Has strong leadership abilities and comprehensive knowledge of social media networks. Competent speaking and writing in English. May be asked to write a sample blog and/or present photographs.

Peer Tutor

Positions Available: Varies by demand
# of Hours / Week: TBA
Supervisors: Mercedes Fenyo and Minister of Academics
Main responsibilities:
- Help students understand class material
- Help students prepare for upcoming tests and assignments

Requirements: Strong academic performance, Patience, Proficiency in English, Effective Communication

Hall Meeting Coordinator

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 1.5 hours per week
Supervisors: Simon Yoon / Youth Advisors
Main responsibilities:
- Collaborate with supervisors in generating ideas for hall meetings
- Present on various life skill topics and assist and taking attendance and polling procedures during meetings

Requirements: Creative, Reliable, Sound Judgement

Good Will Ambassador

Positions Available: 1 - 5 people
# of Hours / Week: TBA
Supervisors: Mercedes Fenyo
Main responsibilities:
- Collaborate with supervisors and Ministers of Citizenship on initiatives to create a community of care
- Develop and carry out plans for spreading LOVE and KINDNESS in our community

Requirements: Creativity, passion, willingness, kindness, empathy, works well individually and in a team, strong organization, ability to relate to others

Meal Monitor

Positions Available: 8 - 14 people
# of Hours / Week: 30 min per meal time
Supervisors: Campus Job Coordinators and Staff on Duty
Main responsibilities:
- Supervise meal line making sure students are using their FOBS and are not cutting in line
- Ensure homestay students are not eating boarding meals
- Encourage students to clean up
- Keep track of student infractions and collaborate with supervising staff.

Requirements: Responsible, Assertive, Trustworthy

Daily Wrap-Up Assistant

Positions Available: 1 - 7 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 7 hours per week
Supervisors: Wrap-Up Staff
Main responsibilities:
- Help with duties on the Wrap-Up Checklist, including: 1. Cafeteria cleaning: clearing tables, pushing in chairs, putting left over property in the lost and found 2. Making sure students are out of the music room 10:05pm 3. Making sure students are off the stage by 10:05pm 4. Helping to clean the gym of equipment and garbage if needed 5. Help staff clean the 2nd floor kitchen
- Wrap-up assistant should not be locking doors, staff will do this when they sweep to confirm all the duties are complete.
- Collaborate with staff assigned to wrap-up duties that evening

Requirements: punctual, efficient, and organized

Weekend Activity Assistant

Positions Available: 2 - 3 people
# of Hours / Week: 2 - 3 hours per activity
Supervisors: Kevin Seymour & Kieran Reynolds
Main responsibilities:
- Assist staff to run in-house activities
- Take attendance on activities
- Gather student feedback
- Assist in planning activity outings calendar
- Attend meetings and collaborate with supervisors

Requirements: creative mindset, interest in event planning, good time management, strong organizational skills

Health Ambassador

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 hour per week
Supervisors: Ms. Catherine / Ms. Battison
Main responsibilities:
- To collaborate with the school nurse in promoting health awareness
- To assist nurse with administrative tasks

Requirements: Organized, Passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle, Responsible, Reliable, Works well in a group and individually

Gym/Equipment Manager

Positions Available: 2 - 4 people
# of Hours / Week:  4 - 7 hours per week
Supervisors: Jim Burnett & Youth Advisor on Duty
Main responsibilities:
- Detail-orientated in order to update sports equipment inventory and develop new tracking system.
- Conducting inventory weekly
- Know the school rules on gym use, and storage locations.
- Constant circulating and walking throughout shift
- Must be physically capable of performing repetitive work and lifting various pieces of sports equipment.
- Monitoring the gym, making sure gym is clean, students come in wearing appropriate clothes, and insure staff supervision sheet has been updated.

Requirements: Has intermediate English, excellent communication, and organizational skills, strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Official Photographer

Positions Available: 2 - 5 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 3 hours per week
Supervisors: Kaan Turker and Andrew Jackson
Main responsibilities:
- You are a natural leader and easily direct people to capture the best shots possible.
- Taking photos of students in various events and activities
- Coordinating with social media coordinator
- Learn and advance your skills

Requirements: You possess both creative and technical knowledge of photography elements which includes but is not limited to: creative posting, off-camera flash, use of reflectors, photo editing etc. Own or have access to a DSLR camera or a camera similar to this type.

Peer Mediator

Positions Available: 10 - 20 people
# of Hours / Week: 1+ hours per week
Supervisors: Jasmine Sidhu
Main responsibilities:
- Explaining concepts learned in classrooms to peers
- Helping peers achieve a greater understanding of the course material

Requirements: Students have to go through a training program with Ms. Sidhu

Club Manager

Positions Available: 1 people per club
# of Hours / Week: 20-30 min per club
Supervisors: Club Instructor
Main responsibilities:
- Assist with set up
- Collaborate with club instructor
- Assist with taking attendance
- Duties vary depending on Club needs

Requirements: Punctual, organized, passion for club subject

Outdoor Adventure Officer

Positions Available: 1 - 2 people
# of Hours / Week: Varies by "Adventure"
Supervisors: James Roche
Main responsibilities:
- Meet with supervisor at arranged time before Outdoor Adventure to determine duties, e.g. assist with itinerary, equipment care and any necessary tasks related to the event
- Collaborate with supervisor and activity promoter in order to assist with trip promotion
- Attend the trip you helped plan

Requirements: Has a passion for the outdoors and experience on outdoor pursuits. Leads a balanced lifestyle. Likes to work as a part of an enthusiastic team. Reliable and responsible.

Snack Server

Positions Available: 1 - 7 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 hour per shift
Supervisors: Stephanie White / Scott Hildebrandt
Main responsibilities:
- Meet with supervisor(s) to collaborate on snack for the evening
- Assist in gathering student feedback for snack ordering
- Supervise the microwave station to ensure its proper use during snack time
- Evenly distribute the snack to students

Requirements: Must be willing to obtain Food Safe Certification, Trustworthy, Reliable

Lost & Found Clerk

Positions Available: 2 - 4 people
# of Hours / Week: 2 hours per week
Supervisors: May Yoa and Youth Advisors
Main responsibilities:
- Clean, Fold, sort and categorize lost & found items weekly
- Bagging items for donation during mid and end school term
- Assist students in reclaiming their lost items, prepare announcements, etc.
- Work together to come up with a plan to better organize the Lost & Found bin

Requirements: Passionate about preserving our planet and Work in collaboration with staff and laundry coordinator

Weekend Lounge Assistant

Positions Available: 2 - 4 people
# of Hours / Week: 1 hour per week
Supervisors: Fergus Knight and Weekend Team
Main responsibilities:
- On Saturday afternoon at approx. 3PM the students will retrieve the couches and coffee table from the 4th floor lounge and bring them via elevator to the cafeteria.
- Tables will be folded down and moved to the North stairwell against the wall and the chairs will be stacked in the corner of the cafeteria.
- They will set up the couches and coffee table in front of the retractable screen area.
- Students will reverse this process on Sunday night before 5pm, return everything to their proper place and set the tables up for dinner.

Requirements: Physically fit, Trustworthy, Punctual, Responsible

Curfew Check Assistant

Positions Available: 1 - 5 people per Hall
# of Hours / Week: 30 mins per shift
Supervisors: Youth Advisors
Main responsibilities:
- Using a hall attendance list the student will complete a curfew check between 10:15pm and 10:45pm.
- After the check is done the student will report if anyone could not be found back to the Youth Advisor supervising the floor.

Requirements: Punctual, Efficient, Friendly, Trustworthy, And Respectful

Laundry Manager

Positions Available: 10 people (1 per laundry room)
# of Hours / Week: 1 - 3 hours per week
Supervisors: Hall Yourth Advisor
Main responsibilities:
- Check on laundry machines each night for;
1 damaged machines
2 lint trap is clean
3 laundry soap is available
4 claimed clothes are being taken to lost property section on a determined and advertised day each week
5 coordinate with lost and found clerk
6 student’s name is put on machine when being used

Requirements: Strong organizational skills, reliable, self-directed, self-motivated..

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