Youth Programs

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Youth Volunteering in the Ancaster Area:

If you are a student ages 14-17 seeking volunteering opportunities in Ancaster, whether to fulfill your OSSD requirement, to gain valuable experience or just for fun, complete our youth volunteer form and scan/e-mail it to Paula Jones at pjones@hpl.ca or bring it by the ACS office.

Youth Volunteer Application Form

Youth Volunteering Opportunities in Ancaster

Youth Employment Services:

The Youth Employment Services Program (Y.E.S.) is a program designed to match students to local employers in the community. When local employers register with the program, students who meet their specifications are contacted to see if they would be interested in the job offer. The Youth Employment Service does not guarantee work for any students or a suitable match for all employers. The Y.E.S. program operates on an as-needed basis and does not always guarantee the availability of jobs. It is important to note that the majority of jobs that we receive are job requests for yard/garden work or lawn care (mowing, trimming, weeding). Students need to be 14 years old in order to register with the program. Students over the age of 18 will need to sign a liability waiver, and if under the age of 18 must have their parents sign on their behalf. Please note that the Y.E.S. program is not a professional employment agency.

Youth Support:

Ancaster Community Services offers a variety of support services throughout the year for youth who find themselves in need of assistance. A trained counselor is available to provide information and make necessary referrals to appropriate social service agencies. Issues such as mental health, addictions, food assistance, crises and other relevant concerns can be provided through our agency. In addition, youth can receive information regarding community events and volunteering opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding our youth programs and support, please contact our office at 905-648-6675