Skip to main content

Want to make a difference in your community while making new friends and developing leadership, life, and employment skills? Join us for the Youth Take Initiative program! This new youth program aims to support people aged 15 to 30 in gaining valuable volunteer experience in Surrey, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The program is offered both online and in-person. 

As a participant, you will: 

  • Gain valuable experience in non-profits that can help with finding work in the future 

  • Work with a group of like-minded individuals 

  • Make new connections, colleagues, and friends 

  • Learn and improve life skills such as budgeting, time management, and communication 

  • Learn and improve employment skills such as resume building, job application, and the expectations of a workplace 

  • Learn about the work and experiences of community organizations and how you can make an impact in your community 



Have questions? Contact us by emailing Taran Kingsbury, Manager, Youth Programs, at or call 604-365-0386. 


Our Funding Partner


Youth Take Initiative is funded by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth ages 15-30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more at

The YMCA Youth Take Initiative program is funded by Canada Service Corps