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 Rm.121 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.
ACTIVE CAMPUS JOBS
There will be an orientation meeting with all students who signed up to any Campus Jobs.
Supervisors: Ms. Tasha Egan Main responsibilities:
- Taking photos or videos of various school events and activities
- Delivering media in a timely fashion, particularly for social media purposes
- Finding creative ways to explore and express what life is like at Bodwell
- Learning and advancing your skills
Requirements: Creative enthusiasm, technical knowledge of photography elements, and a willingness to keep learning and challenging yourself. You must own or have access to a good camera.
Supervisors: Ms. May Yao 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 Activity Assistant
Supervisors: Mr. James Roche 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.
Supervisors: Hall Youth 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
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 and communication skills, respectful attitude, strong organization skills.
Supervisors: Daniella Gentile Main responsibilities: - Taking inventory of all props and costumes we have and create a spreadsheet with this information on it - Organizing all the props and costumes neatly and in order - Checking in on these before and after the performance to make sure it is all intact
Requirements: Discernment, sound judgment, emotional maturity, ability to relate well with others, positive and friendly attitude.
Curfew Check Assistant
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.
New Student Ambassadors - Positions FULL
Supervisors: Mr. Housam Hallis and Ms. May Yao 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.
Supervisors: Hall Youth Advisors Main responsibilities: - Decorating the Hall lounge and putting up signs - Assisting with educating hall mates about keeping the common area clean
Requirements: Reliable, tidy, strong organization skills, an instinct for design & decorating.
Birthday / Hall Party Assistant
Supervisors: Hall Youth Advisors Main responsibilities: - Assisting hall advisors in planning and setting up the hall party - Collecting hall mates' birthday dates - Coordinating signing the birthday cards, etc.
Requirements: Reliable, tidy, strong organization skills, interested in event planning.
Study Hall Assistant
Supervisors: Mr. Gavin Marshall Main responsibilities: - Collaborate with Mr. Gavin on study block concerns - Open classrooms on a daily basis before study block begins - Assist in gathering student information with regards to study block absences - Lock all study block doors in the evenings
Supervisors: Ms. Danika Van Vliet and Ms. Marina Kitt Main responsibilities: - Organizing the cupboards and cleaning out the fridge - Making sure the boarding kitchen countertops and work area are clean
Supervisors: Team Coaches Main responsibilities: - Attend games
- Assist team coaches and players with setup, take-down, attendance taking, carrying equipment, and other duties as needed - Take team pictures
Requirements: No playing on cellphones during duty times, unless requested to take pictures by the coach. Managers must be on time, accountable, and committed.
Sports Score & Line Keeper
Supervisors: Mr. Jim Burnett Main responsibilities: - Attending the game - Score counting - Line keeping, making sure no one steps out of the line - Upholding sports rules
Requirements: Must be accountable, reliable, and must have some knowledge about the rules of the sports for which you are helping to keep score.
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 trustworthy, reliable, and willing to obtain Food Safe certification.
Daily Wrap-Up Assistant
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.
Library Assistant - Positions FULL
Supervisors: Librarian Main responsibilities: - Help students check-in, check-out and renew books - Operate the library database system - Organize books according to coding system - Tidy the library space and shelve returned books by the end of each shift - Follow library closing procedure
Requirements: Friendly, reliable and motivated person who possesses great customer service and organizational skills. Need to attend a training session with the librarian.
INACTIVE CAMPUS JOBS
Positions Available: 1 - 4 people # of Hours / Week: 2 hours per week Supervisors: Mr. Graeme Davies, Ms. Stephanie White 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.
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
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
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
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
Hall Advisor Assistant
Positions Available: 12 people (1 person per hall) # of Hours / Week: 1 hour Supervisors: Youth Advisor Main responsibilities:
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
Student Kitchen Manager
Positions Available: 2 - 3 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.
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: 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.
Bike Station Assistant
Supervisors: Youth Advisor Main responsibilities:
LEADERDSHIP NEWS / DATES
Bodwell Remembers | Remembrance Day 2017
End of Summer Term 2017 Assembly & Highlights
Summer 2017 Evening of Music Video & Photo Highlights
Bodwell Welcomes Back Alumni Students & Staff to Celebrate School Expansion
Students & Special Guests Take Part in Canada 150 Celebrations