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 (online/ in-person) for teens throughout the Lower Mainland of B.C.
The intake for the Spring 2022 volunteer training is now closed.
*Please, check back in the fall of 2022 for the updates about the next volunteer intake.
Here’s how to apply to volunteer:
1. Review the requirements below, as well as our Youth Programs information.
2. Submit an online Youth Educator Volunteer application. Stay tuned for an email invite to the Information Session – dates to be confirmed in September of 2022.
3. Next Youth Educator Volunteer training dates will be posted in September. Please, check back then for updates.
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About the Role:
As a Volunteer Youth Educator, you’ll facilitate the Self-Care for Mental Health workshops online (and in-person at high school classrooms when the health situation improves and stabilizes). In addition, 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 (subject to commitment completion)
- Strong desire to work with youth
- Interest in / personal connection to the topic of mental health and suicide prevention
- Availability for all training sessions (typically, four full-day Saturdays).
- Daytime availability for workshop delivery – 2 half-days per month required
- 1.5-year commitment (plus required training)
- 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)
- Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (once accepted for the role).
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. The spring 2022 training dates and workshops are defaulted to online. Fall 2022 training and workshops – TBC based on the situation.
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 Suicide Awareness / 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).
“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