Youth Educator Volunteers
Do you have a passion for working with youth? Interested in sharing messages of hope about mental health, wellness and suicide prevention?
Learn to facilitate our Self-Care for Mental Health workshop for youth in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
Now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 volunteer training.
Here’s how to apply to volunteer…
1. Review volunteer requirements below and Youth Program information.
2. Review the Spring 2020 training schedule.
3. Register online for a 90-minute information at the Crisis Centre office.
Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm – FULL! WAIT-LIST ONLY
Friday, February 7 at 4:00pm
Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm
4. Submit an online application by Friday, February 14, 2020.
Attendance at one information session is required to request and interview to volunteer.
About the Role:
As a Volunteer Youth Educator, you’ll share wellness workshops on self-care and mental health mostly in high school classrooms. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to attend youth conferences and events, and to support community trainings at the Crisis Centre.
- Enrich your public speaking and group facilitation skills
- Work interactively with youth in an educational capacity
- Build hope and resiliency among youth
- Reference letters
- Strong desire to work with youth
- Daytime availability (2 half-days per month)
- 1.5-year commitment (June 2020 to Dec 2021)
- Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation
- Willingness to travel throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, as well as other Lower Mainland locations
- Interest in and personal connection to the topic of suicide prevention
- Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
- Availability for all training sessions
Training sessions are held at our office in Vancouver, BC. The Volunteer Youth Educator training fee is $150. Fees partially cover the cost of providing current and effective information, training and service to volunteers. The training fee can be discussed during your interview.
Training fees include registration for safeTALK and Mindfulness courses, plus discounted registration for the 2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and quarterly in-service trainings. Once interviewed and accepted for the training, attendance at all scheduled training dates is required. Training dates cannot be missed or made up and must be done in sequence.
“I have really enjoyed my time as a volunteer for the Crisis Centre. The impact it has made in my life will stay with me always. I have such gratitude for your incredible training, support, and compassion.”
– Melanie Wickes, former Volunteer Youth Educator