Why We Do This

Our purpose is that vulnerable youth would know and be known by Jesus. YFC Youth Unlimited in Maple Ridge, (under the umbrella of Greater Vancouver YFC Youth Unlimited),  provides opportunities for Youth to engage in a community of supportive people who are passionate about inspiring them to embrace life to the fullest … physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

We see the hope and potential in every young person and seek to empower them to succeed … according to how God determines their success.

The Work

Engaging teens where they are at, within the High School setting by organizing/leading/facilitating lunch and after school discussion and/or focus clubs, breakfast club, After School Cafe and out of school activities, trips and events as required.

Volunteering to serve the High School as the need is known and arises.

Mentoring teens officially and unofficially in small groups and in one on one meetings.

Promoting the ministry within the church, school and the community.

 

Abilities

Have good communication skills

Able to lead a small team of volunteers

Have experience with working with vulnerable youth & youth in general

Able to plan and coordinate meetings, small groups and events

Work within the context of Maple Ridge YU staff team and values  (attached)

Able to work in team and independently

Be passionate about discipleship and evangelism

Able to obtain and engage a network of financial and prayer Partners

Able to obtain a class 4 drivers licence

Working Conditions

Telephone and computer work at home or in YFC YU Maple Ridge office

Meeting Youth and adults in the High School, coffee shops, churches and other public places

Use of own vehicle to travel to the locations required

Meeting and working with other YU MR staff, Greater Vancouver staff, volunteers and MR Area Director

Meeting, developing and maintaining ministry partnerships with church, school and community organizations

Occasional evening and weekend work.  Occasional day and extended trips.

Salary, expenses and benefits, (as applicable),  are all raised by the applicant, with extensive training and support from the YU Maple Ridge team

Time Commitment

Part Time, at 16 hours per week to start

The goal is to develop into a full time position

Training

Orientation, general training upon acceptance

Ministry and partner development training upon acceptance

Hands on ministry training in partnership with other YU staff, 2 year credentialing training

Continuous commitment to ministry development, training under the Greater Vancouver umbrella

Supervision and Feedback

Weekly meetings with supervisor and other YU team

Direct reporting to supervisor