Work And Volunteer Experience (WAVE)


What is it?

Work And Volunteer Experience (WAVE) allows grade 10-12 students in the Langley School District to earn graduation credits for paid and unpaid work with a local employer. Students will have an 80 to 170-hour placement with employers as entry-level employees and/or job shadows.


Benefits for Employers:

  • Getting unpaid or paid student workers
  • Accessing students who are eager to gain experience
  • Working with the next generation of employees
  • Developing rapport with students, schools and the community
  • Testing out potential workers with the opportunity to hire them


Employer Responsibilities:

  • Having active WorkSafe BC coverage for employees
  • Understanding the WAVE course and process
  • Interviewing students and signing documents
  • Supervising and mentoring students
  • Providing safe and meaningful work


Benefits for Students:

  • Exploring career options
  • Learning by doing, hands on experiences
  • Transitioning from school to work
  • Gaining confidence in an area of interest
  • Establishing a professional network
  • Getting experience in real workplaces


Want to learn more?

Ready to get involved?

  • Have questions? Please contact us!
  • Complete the Contact Form below and we’ll be in touch with you to discuss the opportunities we can share with students!


  • Contact Form

  • Example Documents

    WAVE Agreement formalize the agreement for a student to attend a workplace. Unpaid agreements allow students coverage of WorkSafe BC coverage as an employee of the Province of BC. Paid agreements state that WorkSafe BC coverage will be provided by the Employer

    A Work Site Analysis is completed by Langley School District staff when visiting a new employer to assess workplace safety.


  • Add a position to the WAVE Board

    Please submit using our WAVE Board Position Form