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We will be hosting our third summer cohort in July 2022.

Our cohorts typically have 1 Program Assistant for every 5 students.

Roles and responsibilities

A Program Assistant (PA) is responsible for the safe and effective day-to-day operation of the program, including the facilitation and presentation of workshop/speaker sessions, and the mentorship of student participants. A PA will overtly encourage and foster creativity, inclusion, and personal development. This is a volunteer and virtual role. 


  • Be fully engaged in all mandatory program sessions, and at least one PA must plan and attend optional social events

  • Attend four bi-weekly training sessions beginning late April on program content, unconscious biases/inclusivity, and mental health 

  • Act as a role model and coach to participants and team members throughout the program 

  • Monitor participant engagement and escalate any concerns to the SUV leadership team when needed

What we are looking for

  • Have completed first year of university or equivalent in any program

  • A confident and approachable communication style: you will be guiding participants through program activities, mediating conflicts, facilitating discussions, and providing mentorship 

  • Interest and/or experience in youth education, social work, entrepreneurship, leadership development, and/or program management 

  • A mindset for safety, inclusion, and community: the well-being and confidence-building of our student participants is our top priority, and we must be particularly sensitive to their diverse backgrounds

  • Experience working with and being responsible for youth (ages 14-18)

  • Experience working in collaborative team settings

Time commitment

Training: 3-hour bi-weekly sessions from late April to early June 

Programming: 3-4 hours/day from Monday-Friday for the month of the program, 1:1 mentorship, and preparation​

  • Summer 2022 dates TBA

How to apply

Program Assistant applications for our 2022 program are now closed.

Do you want to express interest to be a PA in 2023, or chat about general volunteer opportunities?


Our Partners

Our relationships with partnership organizations and initiatives is what keeps our program diverse and dynamic. We love working with community partners who share our vision of building an accessible, empowering, and hands-on learning program for students.


Some ways that our partners have supported us in the past: 

  • Led workshops for students 

  • Moderated panels within our program 

  • Joined our panels as a participant 

  • Helped promote our mission and program within the community 

We are always excited to partner with more amazing organizations. If you believe your mission aligns with the work we are doing, we are always open to chatting! Please feel free to contact us

Here are some of the amazing organizations we currently work with!


Sponsor Us

We love working with community partners who share our vision of building an accessible, empowering, and hands-on learning program for students. 

Want to donate directly to help support our operations?

Love what we do and want to support us in another way?

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