Focus on Youth

Volunteer Opportunities for Youth

 1.  Cowichan Intercultural Society

  • Youth projects and inclusive leadership adventures are offered.

2. Cowichan Hospital Auxilliary 

  • Get volunteer experience in the medical field.

Support Services for Youth


 1.  Community Options Society (COS)

  • Free Counseling: We offer FREE for teens 13-19, their families and young parents up to age 26
  • Mediation
  • Leadership and Resiliency Program  (Ages 12-17)
  • Independent living support
  • Parenting courses and support groups

2.  Cowichan Intercultural Society

3.  Cowichan Neighbourhood House Association: in Chemainus –  Facebook Page  or Website

  • Youth Drop In Centre
  • Youth Activities

4.   Cowichan Tribes :: Youth Services

5.  Cowichan Mental Health Association

  • Eating Disorders
  • Affordable Counseling
  • Sexual Abuse Intervention
  • Child Grief Support – for child who have experienced a loss through death, divorce or other painful transition.  (Ages 6-12)


Skills Link, Service Canada
A wage subsidy program helping youth, facing barriers to employment, learn and develop the broad range of skills and work experience they need to participate in the job market.

Youth Against Violence Line (YAVL)
Stand Up. Be Heard. Get Help. 1.800.680.4264

Service Canada
An abundance of information on youth support for education and employment and life changes.