Together We Give Hope

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 online for teens throughout the Lower Mainland of B.C.

Now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 volunteer training.

Here’s how to apply to volunteer… 

1. Review volunteer requirements below and Youth Program information.

2. Submit an online application

About the Role:

As a Volunteer Youth Educator, you’ll share wellness workshops on self-care and mental health online (and in high school classrooms when the health situation one again permits). Plus, you’ll have opportunities to attend youth conferences and events, and to support community trainings at the Crisis Centre.

Benefits:

  • Enrich your public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Work interactively with youth in an educational capacity
  • Build hope and resiliency among youth
  • Reference letters

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Strong desire to work with youth
  • Daytime availability (2 half-days per month)
  • 1.5-year commitment
  • Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation
  • Comfort working online (and willingness to travel throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, as well as other Lower Mainland locations when the health situation once again permits)
  • Interest in and personal connection to the topic of suicide prevention
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Availability for all training sessions

If meeting at our office in Vancouver, BC, is not possible this spring, training will be held online. 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, Skillfully Responding to Distress, and Tools for Managing Stress & Burnout courses, plus discounted registration for the 2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).  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

Learn more about our wellness workshops for youth