The Oliver Parks and Recreation Society is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated youth to join the Youth Action Crew. Crew members have the important duty of advising the staff as to the concerns and interests of youth in our community. Members can also take part in the planning of special events, field trips, enrichment programs and classes for youth.
Youth Action Crew FAQs
What you need to know regarding the Youth Action Crew (YAC)
What will they plan?
This will be up to the YAC and the Recreation Program Coordinator. It could be anything from special events to workshops, programs and dances; all for youth. They are the voice for Youth in the community for recreation opportunities.
When and how often do they meet?
The day that is chosen to meet will be based on the YAC’s availability. When there is not a planned activity on the horizon, members will meet once a month outside of school hours. If they are approaching an activity’s date, it will be decided as a group how often it will be necessary to meet in order to successfully facilitate that activity.
Volunteers Benefits Program
When you volunteer at our facility you accumulate credits to be used towards your own (or your family’s) health and fitness opportunities at Oliver Parks and Recreation. Anytime you wish to trade in those credits towards a pass to the pool or fitness room for yourself or a family member please come in during office hours and speak to our office Recreation Clerk who will be happy to help you out. New this fall you will be able to use your volunteer hours to purchase passes to fitness programs such as Yoga, Gentle Fit or Strength and Stability!
What are other added benefits?
- Provides a sense of pride and accomplishment.
- Community engagement and networking opportunities.
- Experience in municipal recreation planning.
- Provides knowledge and experience to prepare youth for the workforce.
- Looks good on a resume or post-secondary application.
- May spark a passion for a future career path.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
It is proven that being active helps youth:
- Improve self-confidence
- Do better in school
- Learn new skills
- Feel happier
It is recommend by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology that youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. This should include vigorous-intensity activities at least 3 days per week. Moderate-intensity activities include bike riding and skating. Vigorous-intensity activities include running and rollerblading.
It is also beneficial to include activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.