Hiring for 2018/19
Aug
25
to Sep 15

Hiring for 2018/19

We are pleased to announce the following open volunteer positions for 2018-2019. We at Trek for Teens are looking for hard-working, determined, and passionate individuals to join our team. We are seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in the community by raising funds and awareness for homeless youth. Please note that applicants may apply to more than one position but each position requires a separate application.

List of Available Positions

Click each position for a detailed description and how to apply. Questions? Looking for positions within your region? Email us!

To download a list of all current openings, click here.

Toronto Region:

Montreal Region:

London Region:

Executive Positions:

Executive Subcommittees:

Kingston Region:

Hamilton Region:

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Trek for Teens Day 2018
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Trek for Teens Day 2018

Trek for Teens Day is an annual event taking place in Toronto. It consists of several attractions: The Trek for Teens Day Race, a Fair, and Bootcamps for Change. 

The Race

The Race challenges teams aged 13-24 to solve problems and find hidden clues, working together in order to successfully complete the course (much like the "Amazing Race"). 

For more information on the Race, volunteer hours, and pledges, click the button at the bottom of the page.

The Fair

Throughout the day, participants, volunteers, and passersby will be invited to engage with fair activities. Spend some time playing jumbo-sized board games, enjoy the available food, and watch performances taking place on the stage. Want to register as a performer? Click the button below to send us an email.

Bootcamps for Change

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise? Register for our Bootcamps for Change event! From 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Trek for Teens member and instructor Katie Heggtveit will lead a core and lower body strengthening cardio workout followed by some stretching activities. 

A minimum $10 fee grants each participant access to this Bootcamps for Change event. Please bring your own mat. Water will be provided. To register, click the button below.

Photographers and Videographers

We're looking for photographers and videographers to help document Trek for Teens Day 2018. We will advertise your name and brand to support your volunteer efforts. If you would like to help, click the button below. 

Key Dates

  • Volunteer Training Session: May 13, 2018
  • Race Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Trek for Teens Day: May 19, 2018

Register or Volunteer

Interested in registering your team to compete for the Race Cup? Maybe you'd prefer volunteering to ensure the event is a success? Both options provide volunteer hours for those who contribute to Trek for Teens Day. Click the appropriate button below to sign up.

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Trek for Teens Fashion Show: Empower
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Trek for Teens Fashion Show: Empower

The Trek for Teens Fashion Show is an annual event which showcases Toronto youth's creative talents through art and on the runway. The theme of this year's event is "Empower". This is a fun and creative opportunity to give back to the community, as all proceeds raised will support homeless youth in Toronto. 

During the event, garments from approximately 30 designers will be modeled. The garments will vary from daywear to Haute Couture. Prizes will be raffled off during the show and hors d'oeuvres will be available to all attendees.

Tickets

Tickets are now available! Purchase an Adult Ticket for $40 and a Student Ticket for $25 by clicking the "Tickets" button below.

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Donation Drive
Apr
7
to Apr 21

Donation Drive

  • John Deutsch University Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This spring, Trek for Teens Kingston will host a donation drive throughout the majority of April. Want to donate? Bring your clothing, non-perishable goods, laundry items, and school supplies to the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC). The boxes will be outside the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Office.

Send us an email with any questions.

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Pie-A-Thon
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

Pie-A-Thon

  • The Dodig Family Coop in Brennan Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In April, the University of Toronto - Trek for Teens Club will host a Pie-A-Thon in support of homeless youth. Come to the Dodig Family Coop in Brennan Hall to see all the action - you can even nominate your friends to be pied at the event! The ten individuals with the most donations to their name will be selected to have some fun and help raise funds.

Want to donate or nominate a friend? Click the button below!

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Spring Clothing Swap
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Clothing Swap

At the end of March, Trek for Teens Montréal will host a Spring Clothing Swap. Bring the clothing you no longer wear and swap it for those brought by others! Swaps are on a 1-for-1 basis, meaning you can only take as many items as you have given. Both men's and women's clothing are acceptable. Tea and coffee will be served with a pay-what-you-can donation.

All remaining clothing will be donated to Dans la rue. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted. Please ensure that all clothing is clean and in wearable condition. 

Enter by donation. Want to donate clothes before the swap? Contact Trek for Teens member Jennifer at (514) 794-1297 and meet around McGill University campus or at Snowdon Metro Station. 

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Donation Drive
Mar
27
to Apr 12

Donation Drive

Doing some spring cleaning? Trek for Teens London will host a Donation Drive throughout the tail end of March and the beginning of April. Bring gently-used clothing, non-perishable food items, and clean appliances or household goods to donation boxes in Delaware Hall. 

Questions? Want to get involved in the sorting process? Send us an email.

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Bake Sale
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Bake Sale

On March 20, Trek for Teens Montreal will host a bake sale in the McConnell Engineering Building. Bring your spare change and small bills to purchase some delicious homemade treats. At this event, you can treat your sweet tooth while learning more about the issue of youth homelessness and how you can get involved with the cause.

Have any questions? Send us an email.

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Clothing Drive & Raffle
Mar
19
to Mar 23

Clothing Drive & Raffle

  • Ted Rogers School of Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ryerson University - Trek for Teens Club will host a clothing drive & raffle throughout the week of March 19. Bring your clothing donations to the Ted Rogers School of Management - you'll see a bin reserved for acceptable items close to the entrance. The bin will have a Trek for Teens logo and a message of impact. 

After making your donation, you will receive a raffle ticket that could be drawn by the end of the week! Three winners will be chosen. You could win one of the following prizes:

  • Introductory rock climbing session for two at The Rock Oasis, including equipment, lessons, and climbing time
  • Two gift cards, a free room deposit for two people, and two free drinks at a local Escape Room
  • A Metro gift card worth $50

Questions? Send us a message.

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Volunteering at Dans la Rue
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteering at Dans la Rue

Join Trek for Teens Montreal as members from the Region volunteer at youth shelter Dans la Rue.

The group will assist with hotdog preparation from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Day Centre, located at 1662 Ontario Street East.   

You can take the metro to Papineau on the Green Line and then walk to the shelter - only street parking is available. Suggested parking areas nearby are on side streets such as Champlain or Alexandre DeSève. 

Please dress comfortably as the activity will involve standing!

Questions? Want to help? Email us

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Pizza Sale
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Pizza Sale

  • Ted Rogers School of Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This February, the Ryerson University - Trek for Teens Club will host a pizza sale in support of homeless youth. Enjoy some fresh pizza and help make a difference with your purchase. Official Trek for Teens toques will also be available.

The Ryerson University - Trek for Teens Club is proud to collaborate with Enactus Ryerson for this event. 

 

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Trek for Teens Merchandise Sale
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Trek for Teens Merchandise Sale

  • Ted Rogers School of Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This February, the Ryerson University - Trek for Teens Club will host its first tabling event of the semester. At the event, you can purchase official Trek for Teens:

  • Toques
  • Buttons
  • T-shirts

The Ryerson University - Trek for Teens Club is proud to collaborate with Enactus Ryerson for this event. 

Make a purchase for yourself or another and help homeless youth in local communities! For more information, send us a message.

 

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Volunteering at Dans la Rue!
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteering at Dans la Rue!

Join Trek for Teens Montreal volunteering at Dans le rue shelter. 

We'll be assisting with hot-dog prep, which usually takes place from 5PM to 7PM at the Day Centre in 1662 Ontario Street East H2L 1S7 (just west corner Papineau).

The closest metro is Papineau (green line) and is about a 5 to 7 minute walk north on Papineau.  It is street parking only if coming by car.  Suggested parking areas are on side streets Champlain or Alexandre DeSève.

The task is pretty simple as we will be prepping hot dogs for service to youth on our Van.  We place the sausage into the bun and into a paper wrapper and then into storage bins.  Small actions make big impacts!

Please dress comfortably as it is a standing activity!

Please contact director.montreal@trekforteens.com for more information. 

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Valentine's Rose-a-Grams
Feb
7
to Feb 13

Valentine's Rose-a-Grams

This Valentine's Day, you can surprise your friends, family members, or significant other with a rose while also supporting homeless youth initiatives! On February 8 and 9 in the north and south foyers of Brennan Hall, the University of Toronto - Trek for Teens Club will be selling rose-tickets from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Roses can be picked up from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on February 14 in the same location.

Can't wait to purchase your Rose-a-Grams? Buy them online now!

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Tokens4Change
Feb
2
7:00 AM07:00

Tokens4Change

On Friday, February 2, 2018 Youth Without Shelter recognizes eight years of supporting youth one step at a time through Tokens4Change.  Can we count you in as a volunteer in 2018?

 

As you know on T4C Day students and volunteers from across Toronto are in TTC subway stations, PATH and office locations using the arts and creative canvassing to raise funds for YWS’s essential wrap around programs and transit fare to support homeless youth served by YWS.  One volunteer at a time you are changing young lives.

 

Why does it matter?

 

6,000 youth are homeless in Canada today. 28% of the Toronto homeless population are youth.  40.1% of these youth were younger than 16 when they first experienced homelessness. 63% of homeless youth have experienced childhood trauma and/or abuse.  Funds raised during Tokens4Change help overcome the diverse range of obstacles youth must overcome to break out of the cycle of homelessness.

 

Homeless youth require opportunities, security, protection, life skills and understanding.  They need support strategies that are distinct. 

 

YWS’s approach is to meet each individual young person where they are at and empower them in moving forward in their life.  “I appreciate everything you’ve done for me while I stayed here, but it’s time for me to move on and try being on my own.  I don’t think it’s going to be hard because you’ve prepared me for my journey.” (Youth note on the Legacy Wall in Life Skills Program)

In 2016/17 Tokens4Change made possible at Youth Without Shelter:  17,653 nights of safe refuge; 5 graduations; 55 youth were employed; and 66 youth were permanently housed.  With Tokens4Change funds YWS is finding new ways to connect with young people and equip youth with the life skills to transition to successful independent living.

Save the date:  Friday, February 2, 2018:  Can you volunteer again this year as a Station Captain and/or Canvasser?  Tell us now your volunteer role choice (Station Captain and/or Canvasser) and shift preferences (7 am to 11 am; 11 am to 3 pm; 3 pm to 7 pm) to assist in planning.  Confirmation of T4C 2018 plans and your volunteer shift will follow in January.

Thank you for making change one youth at a time

Check out this video to see some highlights from a past T4C Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpU82arx6jU

 

Contact outreach@trekforteens.com for more information. 

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Bake Sale!
Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Bake Sale!

A bake sale with all kinds of delicious treats will take place in February as part of Trek For Teens Kingston's efforts to raise funds and awareness for homeless youth. Dates & Location TBC. Contact director.kingston@trekforteens.com

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Donation Drive
Dec
1
to Dec 22

Donation Drive

Trek for Teens Kingston is raising funds, awareness, and gifts for homeless youth throughout the month of December.

Make a huge difference in a homeless teens life by showing some compassion and generosity for the holidays. 

December 2nd - 18th we will have boxes outside of the AMS office in the JDUC collecting donations. Acceptable items include: clothing, non-perishable food items, laundry supplies, and school supplies. 

Contact director.kingston@trekforteens.com for more details. 

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Concert
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Concert

Come out and enjoy some live music in support of the Kingston Youth Shelter. All proceeds raised will go towards helping youth homelessness in the Kingston area. 

Venue: The Mansion

Date: November 10, 2017

Performers/Bands: Christian Parry, Midnight Tryouts, Siydock, JIMBO

Admission: $5 Donation 

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Trek for Teens Toques Sale! (New options!)
Oct
18
to Jan 1

Trek for Teens Toques Sale! (New options!)

With the weather turning cold, Trek for Teens is excited to begin another toque campaign! For $10, you can place your order now; pick up your toque at one of our events or have it mailed to you for an additional $5. Look fashionable, stay warm, and help homeless youth in local communities.

This year, there are a few additional options available. One is the Trek for Teens Holiday Gift Package. In each order, you'll receive a Trek for Teens Toque, a pin, and some introductory information on the organization. If you're looking to spread the Trek for Teens message, this is the perfect gift for you.

We're also excited to announce two other order options. You'll now be able to order a toque as donation to a local shelter. Just make the purchase and sit back - your purchased toque will be on its way to a youth. For a limited time only, we will also be selling classic blue Trek for Teens toques in addition to the normal grey. Stock for the blue colour is limited so, if this style appeals to you, place your order as soon as you can.
 

Order here!

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