Miss S as a Volunteer

  1. For the past six years (2012-2017) I was involved with Girl Guides of Canada as a junior leader for Sparks and Brownies units in Prince Albert SK. Being involved with a positive organization for youth solidified my desire to become a teacher and continue to work with kids. As a member of girl guides for 9 years, I was empowered to lead, encouraged to explore camping and travel, and taught valuable life skills and mannerism all while having fun and giving back to my community. It is an honour to devote my time to helping young girls have the same influential experiences that i was privileged with and continue to stay involved with the program through the role of leadership.

As a junior leader, I attend weekly mattings where I assist in supervision, planning games and crafts, and participating in the activities with the younger girls. I am responsible for organizing planning meetings and preparing supplies ahead of the meetings. I also attend weekend sleepovers and camps as a supervisor and provide leadership in district activities. 

2. For the Community Based Service Learning portion of the ECS 200 course I enrolled in for the fall 2018 semester (September-December 2018), I had the privilege of volunteering with Regina Open Door Society which is a non-profit organization committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community. Specifically, I was given the role of an English as a second language (EAL) support group facilitator which provided me with the opportunity to help newcomer youth improve their academic performance, enhance their English language skills, build social networks, learn about life in Canada, become involved in the community, and pursue educational opportunities by assisting them with their homework and providing friendly mentorship.