SUMMER JOB: Youth Recreational and Leisure Activities Program Coordinator

This position is being advertised under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. To be eligible for this position, you must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the start date of the job. You also must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. You must also be legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

Our Vision is that all young people realized their full potential

Our Core Values are:

  • We Champion Potential
  • Every Connection Counts
  • Showing Up Matters

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland ( is a non-profit society and proud member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Federation. We are committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of: female, female-identifying, non-binary, gender fluid, transgender, and Two Spirit youth. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Our organization is committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from those who identify as Indigenous, a person of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, a person with a disability or other community that experiences additional barriers. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community.

Is this You?

You are a thoughtful person with a welcoming and approachable nature who holds a strong commitment to our mission. You will be reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager and will be responsible for assisting with a variety of programs and administrative tasks and projects to support the agency’s efficient and smooth functioning. This position will assist the Programs and Office Administrator, Programs Team Leads, and the Senior Leadership Team.

You have some experience working with children and youth and / or adult volunteers and an understanding of social services offered in the Lower Mainland. You have a willingness to learn, an
interest in expanding your knowledge in the non-profit sector, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Position Summary:

The Youth Recreational and Leisure Activities Program Coordinator will conceptualize, plan, host, and evaluate youth-focused activities for Big Sisters’ mentees and, where applicable, mentors. A range of activities are possible, from sports/hikes, to crafts, to a book club, to week-long camps throughout the summer. Activities will be hosted in various locations throughout the Lower Mainland.

What you will be doing:


  • Prepare event briefs for Marketing & Communications team
  • Support development of event promotion materials for newsletters, social media, & other channels
  • Document activities (photo & video) for future use; ensure media waivers are on file


  • Conceptualize, plan, host, and evaluate youth-focused activities for Mentees & waitlisted youth
  • Provide diverse high-quality social, educational, and recreational opportunities for youth
  • Ensure activities are hosted throughout our service area
  • Supervise participants & ensure wellbeing and safety, development, growth, and skill achievement
  • Maintain accurate program records, including attendance, incident reports, log books, participant feedback


  • Work with Mentoring Coordinators to engage youth (including waitlisted youth) in planned events/ activities
  • Maintain agility in event/ activity planning to respond to youths’ expressed interests
  • Conduct post-event evaluations, analyze responses, provide reports
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit adult volunteers for events/ activities
  • As needed, assist Project Manager: Power in Prevention with focus groups and other project activities


  • Attend Programs Team and staff meetings as required
  • Assist with other Programs and Agency activities as requested
What you bring:
  • Looking to enter post-secondary, currently enrolled or a graduate in the social services field
  • Previous experience working with children and youth an asset
  • Highly organized, mature, self-starter, detail orientated and able to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and work independently
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and databases an asset
What we offer:
  • An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community
  • A supportive, positive and engaging work environment
  • A commitment to work/life balance for employees
  • An hourly salary of $22.00
This Position:

This position can be full-time, up to 35 hours, or part-time, between 9-12 weeks, we are flexible on the number of hours per week. A Criminal Records Check (including a vulnerable sector search) is required as this is a condition of employment required by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. Expected start date of June 17th.

If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to

Please use the Subject Line: Youth Recreational and Leisure Activities Program Coordinator
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
If your background and qualifications match the position requirements, we will contact you.
Please note that minor changes to this job posting may be required by our funder.