Get Out There! Community placements for Land and Food Systems students
Looking to get involved this year? A weekly Trek placement with a non-profit organization can enable you to learn more about community issues, apply your academics in the real world, build lasting connections, and make a difference. There’s a placement to match your interests, schedule, and career goals.
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House provides programming, and educational, leadership, social and recreational opportunities to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We embrace people of all ancestries, genders, ages and descriptions; annually welcoming almost 9,000 residents in a community where 70% of our neighbours have low‐incomes, 700 are homeless and 5,000 are under-housed.
The Strathcona Community Centre is located in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods and has been serving the community for over 40 years. Strathcona Community Centre provides a variety of services ranging from a licensed childcare to a fitness centre and a wide variety of programming for people of all ages. It also provides a unique Breakfast and Food Security program for children.
Learn about our other placements on our website or by attending the next information session on September 21st from 4-6 pm at CHEM D300 where you’ll meet with community partners. Apply online by September 30, 2015 at students.ubc.ca/trek