Crisis Centre of BC (Youth Educator Volunteer – Online / In-Person)Organization Name: Crisis Centre of BC
Opportunity Title: Youth Educator Volunteer – Online / In-Person
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 11, 2022
End Date: December 23, 2023
- Background/police check required
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Training or orientation required
Volunteer with the BC Crisis Centre! Be a part of a dynamic team making a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth in the Lower Mainland.
Youth Educator Volunteers facilitate a 60 to 90-minute workshop for youth in grades 6 to 12 called Self-Care for Mental Health. Workshops are currently facilitated online. When the public health situation improves and stabilizes, sessions may be presented in-person at secondary schools and youth-serving agencies in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
Youth wellness workshops provide valuable resources for youth and encourage peer support. They also help to reduce stigma relating to suicide by creating awareness, and teach ways to use mindfullness as a mental wellness tool.
Volunteer commitment: 2 half days per month for 1.5 years (3 high school semesters)
Spanning the spectrum of crisis support, suicide prevention, and postvention, the Crisis Centre of BC provides a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of individuals and communities. Our organisational focus is to ensure timely access to non-judgmental, barrier-free and confidential support though our Crisis Line and Chats, as well as to destigmatize suicide and mental health concerns, and increase awareness and intervention skills within our local community.
Training and facilitation is currently defaulted to online (we might resume in-person facilitation at high school classrooms when the health situation improves and stabilizes).
- 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. Click HERE for the dates and details.
- Daytime availability for workshop delivery Sept. 2022 – Dec. 2023 (2 half-days per month)
- 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.
Please note, we charge Youth Educator Volunteer training fee 150$ (on sliding scale).
TO APPLY, follow these steps:
1. Register HERE to attend a 90-minute online Information Session (please note, you are required to attend one Information Session in order to be considered for an interview).
2. Submit an online application (no later than end of February 24th, 2022).
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