If you are an Island student in grade 10, 11 or 12 and planning to attend any post-secondary institution, you may receive a community service bursary in recognition of your volunteer work.
You can accumulate volunteer hours from the completion of Grade 9 until June 30th of your Grade 12 year.
You may place your bursary on hold for one academic year.
The maximum value of the bursary is $750.00, calculated at a rate of $5.00 per volunteer hour. You are required to volunteer a minimum 30 hours, up to a maximum 150 hours. You will be issued a T4A slip for this bursary.
If after reading over this process and you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning at (902) 368-4640.
- Check to see if the organization you are volunteering for has been approved. List Registered Organizations. .
Complete the Students Online Application
Upon completion of your hours, organizations may complete the online volunteer hours form - Volunteer Form.
If you are in Grade 12 and you have completed the hours, you must submit online a Student Post-secondary Information Form to the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning by June of your graduating year. Student Information Form.
Opportunities to Volunteer
- For the Community Service Bursary Program and/or Duke of Edinburgh Program: The Charlottetown Naiads synchronized swimming club is looking for male and female volunteers to assist with its recreational program for children aged 4-12 years. Synchro experience not required but should have Bronze Medallion certification. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm at the Bell Aliant Centre (formerly CARI) pool. Contact Gina MacLeod by email email@example.com or by phone/text 902-628-5807.
Youth Volunteer Program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- If you are currently in Grades 9 – 12, you are eligible for the Youth Volunteer Program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The program runs from the end of June to early September. The commitment involves a consistent weekly shift of approximately three or four hours depending on the volunteer assignment. Through participation in the Youth Volunteer Program, you will be eligible for the Community Service Bursary Program. Janice Morrison, Manager, Volunteer Services, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, P.O. Box 6600, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T5. Telephonel: (902) 894-2151
Bowl For Kids Sake - March 7th & 8th
- I’m in the process of recruiting for Bowl for Kids Sake volunteers for this year’s event and I am hoping some of your students might be interested. This year, we have events on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th in Charlottetown & Saturday, March 7th in North Rustico. I will have the usual variety of tasks that run from Greeter and Food Table, through Prize Table to Registration and the Counting Room and with paperwork done in advance, hours are eligible for the Community Service Bursary. Heather Doran, Communications and Development Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Edward Island, 902-368-7759 | @BBBSPEI. .https://pei.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society - April 1st - 9th
- The Canadian Cancer Society is in need of volunteers to assist with our annual Daffodil campaign from April 1st – April 9th. Volunteers can assist by selling daffodil flowers and pins at retail locations. Volunteer during our Daffodil Campaign and you`re not only supporting life-changing programs and ground-breaking research that helps all Canadians – you are an enduring reminder that life is bigger than cancer. Together, we can make a difference for all Canadian affected by Cancer.To volunteer, contact Liam Kearney at the PEI office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Ph: (902) 566-4007 ext 2233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org