Do you want to make Vancouver a more affordable city? A healthier city? A more inclusive city? Don't know where to start or how to get involved?

Our party was founded on the idea that ordinary people working together can make Vancouver better.

Last year, we launched a youth fellowship program, the vision:next young leaders, to train and learn from Vancouver's emerging civic leaders. We want to see more young people get involved with local politics and Vision Vancouver's work to improve our city.

Now, we're inviting young people between ages 18 and 25 to apply for our updated fellowship program.

Between October 2016 and April 2017, Fellows will learn how political parties and local government work in Vancouver and develop useful skills in political campaigning and organizing.

After learning from campaign staff, candidates, and party officials, Fellows will put their new skills to work by helping deliver Vision Vancouver events and outreach in the fall and winter. Fellows will learn through real-world experience, at activites like monthly town halls and community festivals, and a Fellows-led forum to cap off the program in Spring 2017.

More information about the vision:next Young Leaders program is below.

To be considered as a Fellow, complete the application at this link before September 22nd.


Important Information about the Fellowship:

Candidates must be available for an orientation session on October 16th between noon and 5pm. Normal sessions are then held twice monthly, between October and April, on Sundays afternoons. A typical Sunday session will be three hours, between noon and 5PM. 

Candidates for the fellowship must reside in Metro Vancouver, but need not live in the City of Vancouver. Limited spots are available, and interviews may be requested on a rolling basis.

To successfully complete the fellowship, Fellows must provide at least 25 service hours to the party between October and April, and miss no more than two sessions. Service hours include volunteer support for outreach like town halls, after-work events, phone banks, and other activities useful to political organizing and making social change.

Applications will be accepted until September 22nd and all applicants will be notified about their status by September 30th.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Apply to be a 2016-2017 VNYL Fellow here

2015-16 VNYL Fellowship