Since 2013, SVP Teens has fundraised and granted over $37,000 to 8 local charities.

SVP Teens, a program of SVP Waterloo Region, brings together some of Waterloo Region's most passionate youth (grades 7 - 12) to identify issues in our community and work towards solving them. Throughout the year, these local leaders take on diverse volunteer opportunities, connect with community leaders and hold multiple fundraisers.

2023 Grant Applications Now Open!
Apply For The Annual SVP Teens Grant!
Applications Close April 3rd
(Date Subject To Change)

Join Our Team! Applications Now Open!
Quick! Applications Close March 31st!
All Applicants Get In!

Our Personal Challenge Fundraiser!
Personal Challenges Finished!

Personal Challenge Fundraiser

What is it?

Our teens are going to take on a personal goal over the course of the fundraiser and YOU can donate to support them. All of the funds will go to the SVP Teens community grant. Witness updates on the challenges on our Instagram account (@svpteens) Find the links to the individual donation pages here, set up by the teens themselves!

Names of Participants

Liliana & Anika
100 Cranes4Charity

Our Past Initiatives

Our Past Grant Recipients

Kinbridge, community association
Child Witness Centre
Kid Sport
Reception House Waterloo Region
Adventure For Change
CJI, Imagine a just Community
Bereaved Families of Ontario, Midwestern Region

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When’s the next meeting/event/fundraiser?

A: Great question! We typically have team meetings once a month, but some sub-committees, like the exec team, may meet more frequently if needed. The dates are chosen based on everyone's availability.

Q: Where’s the next meeting/event/fundraiser?

A: Our monthly team meetings are held at the Catalyst Commons in Waterloo (137 Glasgow St Unit 210), and our executive team meets weekly. Our events take place all over Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, so be sure to check out our website for details on upcoming events!

Q: Do I have to attend every meeting/Do I need to provide notice if I’m going to miss one?

A: Great question! We understand schedules can get busy during the school year, so while we appreciate everyone attending every meeting, it's not mandatory. If you do miss a meeting, no worries - just catch up by reviewing the meeting minutes on our website and chatting with us on Slack. We've got you covered!

Q: Is there a cost to joining the program?

A: Not at all! Joining our team is completely free, thanks to our amazing sponsors. We want to ensure that there are no financial barriers for teens interested in getting involved with our program.

Q: Is this a club? If so, how can I join?

A: Excellent question! SVP Teens isn't affiliated with any school or school board, making it a unique opportunity to meet like-minded teens from all over the region while giving back to the community. Our teen applications usually go out in late May, so keep an eye out if you're interested in joining us! We'll review the applications over the summer and let you know if you've been accepted and what position you've been assigned (if you've applied for an exec role). We'd love to have you on the team!

Q: Can I get volunteer hours?

A: Yes!! With consistent attendance, teens can earn more than the required 40 volunteer hours over the course of one year.

Contact Us

Question? Comments? Concerns? Don't hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to help! Want to receive updates on upcoming SVP Teens initiatives? Join our mailing list! The link can be found in the footer!

210-137 Glasgow St. Office #5006
Kitchener ON, N2G 4X8