Flowers for Happiness Campaign
The Flowers for Happiness Campaign was started in 2012 with the purpose of showing support to and celebrating women who are experiencing hardships in their lives. Every International Women’s Day, YTS members hand make flowers and donate them to various women’s shelters in the Lower Mainland like Surrey Women’s Centre, Battered Women’s Support Services, and more. Up to date, YTS has made a total of 1700 flowers.
Let’s Talk Volunteering
Initiated in 2016, Let’s Talk Volunteering is an event meant to inspire students to spring into action.Speakers from various fields come together to bring this event to life. Each of the speakers outline their journey to success and the role community involvement has played in helping them get there. This event and the speaker’s journeys will help students see the long term impacts and benefits volunteering can bring to their lives and to their community.
Our 2nd Annual Let’s Talk Volunteering is happening onMay 24, 2017from5:15-8:00PM atSFU Surrey. There will be 3 keynote speakers and a mini volunteer fair held after the conference. For more information,click here.
The YTS annual Food Drive is meant to collect non-perishable food items that can be donated to the Surrey Food Bank. Our community is very generous in donating food during the holidays but we tend to forget during other times of the year which is why we decided to hold this fundraiser during the summer months. Our team has donated 6045 food items and a little over $240 till date.
School Supply Drive
The School Supply Drive was initiated in 2015 in support of families in the Lower Mainland who cannot equip their children with the tools they need for success in school. We understand the importance of education and have this event to ensure all children have an equal chance at progressing in academics. For this event, we accept cash and school supply donations and all proceeds are donated to the Salvation Army for their Annual School Supply and Backpack Drive. Till date, we have collected 2640 school supply donations.
Volunteering and Beyond
Volunteering and Beyond is a volunteer and awareness night for high school and university students in the Lower Mainland. We host this event at various high schools every year in the month of October. We bring numerous organizations under one roof to allow students to interact with representatives to gain more information about the organizations and sign up for volunteer opportunities. No matter where your interests lie, we guarantee you will find an organization that is right for you!
This year, YTS will be hosting our 3rd Annual Volunteering and Beyond which will be held at Queen Elizabeth Secondary(9457 136 Street) on October 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. For more information about the event and to see a full list of organizations, please visit the event page.
Every December, YTS organizes a Holiday Breakfast in partnership with the Salvation Army. We cook and serve a full breakfast, complete with pancakes, hashbrowns, bacon, muffins, and more for almost 300 homeless individuals in Surrey. In total, YTS has served 1800 total hot breakfasts.