Surrey Newcomer Youth Council Advisory Fellowship (SYNC-AF) is a Fellowship program that will train newcomer youth to speak at public forums, serve at advisory boards, and advocate for their communities. Participants of the program will attend eight weekly training sessions that will develop their public speaking, project management, and leadership skills while expanding their knowledge on how to join or influence non-profit boards, advisory committees, and municipal governments.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN
The program will start with an in-person welcome meeting over food and drinks, and then continue on with weekly virtual training sessions that will teach the participants about public speaking, project design, writing grant applications, and many other skills.
The tentative schedule of the program is as follows:
Each training session will be on every Tuesday at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM from January 24 to March 14, 2023.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for refugee and immigrant youth ages 16-30 who live in the Lower Mainland and who can commit to 3 hours of volunteer work per week (2 hours of training session + 1 hour of working on your own project). If you live outside Surrey, you are welcome to apply. However, if we receive a high volume of applications, priority will be given to Surrey residents. No volunteer experience necessary, only your passion and commitment are required!
WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN
HOW TO APPLY
The SYNC Advisory Fellowship program wouldn’t be possible without the financial support of the Simon Fraser University’s Refugee Livelihood Lab and Surrey Local Immigration Partnership.