Request for Volunteers
Kits Safe After Grad - a dry event
The Kits Safe After Grad, which happens immediately after the school graduation dinner/dance, provides a way for Kits grads to safely celebrate their completion of high school. Parents go home after the dinner/dance, while grads are bussed to a local venue for the After Grad.
Each year, the PAC recruits Grade 8 to 11 parents to help chaperone this event. The After Grad can be a lot of fun for parent volunteers! By participating you not only provide a valuable service to the Grade 12s, but also get a peek at what your future grad will be doing on their own special night!
Watch for the call for volunteer chaperones in the PAC e-news.
Grade 12 parents and guardians, and others, can make a payment for Safe After Grad fundraisers or tickets by clicking on the “Donate” button.
Grade 8 Parents Welcome Coffee
On the morning of the first day of school, the PAC holds a welcome for Grade 8 parents. While students attend classes for a short period, PAC volunteers provide coffee and snacks and answer parents’ questions. The location of the coffee welcome is posted in the school on the day of the event.
Holiday Cookie Bash for Staff
Each December, the PAC says thank you to the school staff by hosting a Holiday Cookie Bash.
Parent volunteers bring baked goodies to the school (location TBC). Staff are provided with bags and get to take home a selection of holiday cookies. It’s a way for parents to show appreciation to Kitsilano teachers, administration, office and janitorial staff.
A call for volunteers for the Kitsilano Holiday Cookie Bash appears in the PAC e-news. On the morning of the event, volunteers are also needed for set-up, coffee and tea prep, and for clean up.
Staff Appreciation Lunch
Near the end of each school year, the PAC honours the staff by hosting a luncheon at the school. Parents are asked to make a favourite dish or dessert to contribute to this special buffet.
Other volunteer opportunities
Parent Volunteers Needed
Request from The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health:
“We are looking to connect with parents who have a child who has experienced a mental health and/or substance use challenge in their life.”
We are looking for parent volunteers to join a Collaborative Local Action Team in Vancouver. The team consists of local mental health and substance use professionals (Doctors, Clinicians, Counsellors, Teachers, RCMP, community groups) AND youth (18 yrs to 25 yrs) and families who have lived experience in accessing child and youth mental health and/or substance use services and supports. Youth and Families have an important role to play on Local Action Teams and are invited to join as co-members of the team. Youth and Families contribute their lived experience and ideas about the people, services and practices that have helped them when accessing services and supports. Youth and Families will also identify and offer suggestions about the challenges families sometimes face when they need help. This is an opportunity to collaborate WITH Service Providers and work together towards make a difference within the child and youth mental health and substance use community. More details can be found on the attached poster. Please email Christie Durnin; FORCE Director for more information firstname.lastname@example.org