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:
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
Demonstrated through History, Social Justice, and Leadership classes.
Demonstrated through the Volunteer Club and Recycling Club and community outreaches.
The Bodwell houses promote universal values and ethics.
Student Parliament leads by example and gives voice to the student body.
International Relationships give rise to volunteer opportunities and cultural exchange.
Important events that remind us of exemplary people and events that inspire us to act.
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.
* Please come to see Ms. May at the Front Office to learn more details about the following organizations:
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.
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.
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
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.
Student 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.
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
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
Student 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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