Youth In Philanthropy | Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter

Youth In Philanthropy

From where will the next generation of philanthropists come? The obvious answer is from the youth of North America and the world.  The same answer applies to the next generation of ethical fundraisers.  

AFP has an obligation to promote and encourage the involvement of young people in philanthropy and the profession of ethical fundraising. And, the AFP Vancouver Chapter is devoted to encouraging young people to become actively involved in philanthropy and fundraising.


For Students

If you are a high school or post-secondary student interested in working for charity but just don’t know where to start, have a look at our e-guide, Pathways to a Career in Fundraising. The programs and courses offered by various post-secondary institutions in our community and beyond are a great way to further your career path in fundraising.

Also, fundraising is a great career to choose with many benefits.  Download the Top 10 Reasons to Become a Fundraiser.

Or, get involved!  Be an ambassador and promote your chosen profession at the following SFU and UBC’s career fairs:

SFU (Burnaby Campus)
Thursday, September 29, 2017
10am – 3pm
Location: Academic Quadrangle (AQ) 

UBC (West Point Grey Campus)
Thursday, October 6, 2017
10am - 3pm
Location: Student Union Building 

To sign up, please email us and indicate when you would like to volunteer and for how long (full day/half day, which half of the day, etc).  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!


For Young Professionals

Just starting out in the field of fundraising?  AFP offers discounted memberships for new members with year-round benefits including online learning, professional development workshops, networking opportunities, mentorship and scholarship programs, and more!  

Join today to start enjoying the benefits of AFP Vancouver Chapter membership.

For more information, visit AFP International for additional student and educator resources.