The BC Ministry of Education requires that all students achieve a total of 30 hours of work experience in order to graduate. These hours can be through a paid job, a volunteer Work Experience placement or through volunteer hours. These hours must be accomplished and registered at school before a student is able to enroll in the Work Experience 12A or B courses. These courses recognize a students part time job, outside of school, and accrue 4 Grade 12 credits each.
There are many volunteer opportunities in Sooke. Many organizations seek assistance from students for events throughout the community. (Remembrance Day, Santa Claus Parade, Amber Academy, Lions and Rotary projects, Transition Sooke, etc. etc.) Sign up sheets are posted in the Career Center throughout the year. Students are encouraged to visit often to make connections to these events.
Volunteering is a low pressure way to learn team member skills, improve communication with adults and the public, explore a variety of possible future career paths and be rewarded with a sense of belonging and contribution.
During the Covid pandemic students are allowed to register hours for volunteering for their immediate and extended family or neighbourhood. Activities like lawn mowing, baby sitting, stacking firewood, assisting in a sports league or community class like dance or working in the family business can be counted toward their grad requirement. The goal is for students to gain skills, contribute in a positive manner and build experiences for their resumes. Time logs can be picked up in the Career Center or an email from the benefitting person or organization can be sent to Susan Percival, Career Center Coordinator (email@example.com) Please include activities, dates and hours of services provided.
Canada Women’s Seven Rugby Tournament https://www.canadawomenssevens.ca/
Sooke Minor Hockey Coaches Game https://sookeminorhockey.ca/
Sooke River 10K Race https://vira.bc.ca/series/
U16C Boys Fastball https://softball.bc.ca/championships/536/minor-dates-information
Amber Academy: after school opportunity to mentor/assist children in art, or choir and/or theater activities. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://amberacademy.ca/
Mural Projects: Bike Boxes, Electrical Boxes, District of Sooke Pump House, Bus Shelters.
Sooke Fine Arts https://sookefinearts.com/
Remembrance Day https://www.sookelegion.ca/
Sooke Fall Fair https://sookefallfair.ca/wp/
Sooke Meals on Wheels https://sooke.org/societies/#m
Sooke Region Volunteer Fair : with connections to all non-profit groups in Sooke https://www.sookeregionresources.com/
Sooke Safe Halloween https://whatthesooke.com/2015/10/29/halloween-2015-in-sooke/
Sooke Santa Parade https://www.sookeregionchamber.com/
Sooke Seedy Saturday https://sookefoodchi.ca/events/seedysaturday/
Sooke Harbourside Lions Duck Race https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sookeharboursidelions/
Transition Sooke https://transitionsooke.org/get-involved/
Victory in Europe Day https://www.sookelegion.ca/
Carole Cave Dance Studio https://www.sookedancestudio.com/
District Influenza Clinics https://www.viha.ca/flu/
Rotary Auction https://portal.clubrunner.ca/693
Sooke Family Resource Society Thriftstore https://www.sfrs.ca/news.html
Yes to It Event https://www.itabc.ca/youth/programs
EMCS Open House https://emcs.sd62.bc.ca/about/calendar/