The Red Fox Youth Internship program provides youth facing barriers with the opportunity to gain employment skills and launch their careers in recreation, childcare and other rewarding fields. Interns job shadow and assist a team of staff and youth leaders to deliver physical literacy “Active Play” programs to children and environmental and recreation programs to youth. Interns are mentored by Indigenous Elders and artists. They learn critical digital and communication skills through workshops and projects. Then, they do a practicum placement with one of Red Fox Society’s community partners to try out their knowledge and skills in a new environment.
The program length is 4 to 5 months and there are new intakes every 4 months. If you are interested, contact:
It’s that time of year when we get to look back on the incredible impact Red Fox has made in the community this year. Our Impact Report provides an overview of where donor and funding dollars have been used and how that empowers our youth to give back in their own ways.
Red Fox Healthy Living Society and Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) have teamed up to bring like-minded youth between the ages of 15-18 together for unique volunteer experiences and opportunities starting March 31st, 2019 that will run until the end of March 2020. Over the course of the year, there will be 3 cohorts that will engage 14 youth over a 3 month period, engaging up to 42 youth in total.
The Garden Project will give youth hands-on experiences creating wildlife habitat and an Indigenous foodscape garden in Strathcona Park. They will volunteer a youth leaders at Red Fox Active Play, Feasting and Drum Group programs, helping local children be active, enjoy healthy meals and connect with Indigenous culture. The youth leaders will gain a certificate of completion for 120 Service Hours over the 3 month period.
Youth will get to design an Art installation for the garden, connect and learn from knowledge keepers and Elders from the community, and learn about decolonization and reconciliation. Each of the three cohorts will begin and end with an over-night urban camping orientation weekend and wilderness camping weekend.
We are excited to announce that our 3 cohorts will run from:
Click here to view a summary of our winter updates including wonderful reports from our first ever Creative Cabaret FUNdraiser and stories from our youth who got to experience life on the Salish Sea with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Click here to view a summary of our summer updates including the impact of our partnerships with the City of Surrey and the announcement of our first ever Red Fox fundraiser and 10 year anniversary celebration.
Click here to view a summary of our spring updates including reports from our new Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp and a story of how our leadership continuum is helping youth of today become leaders for the next generation.
Verdann started out as a youth leader with Red Fox as a teen, and years later is now a member of staff and strong role model for younger children. Thanks to our partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland, we are able to reach hundreds more children and youth like Verdann.
Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or inner-city youth? Are you passionate about the transformative power of recreation? We need a part-time contract Youth Leadership Facilitator to start as soon as possible.
See the job description or contact email@example.com for more information.