Crisis Centre of BC (Youth Educator Volunteer – In-Person / Online)

Organization Name: Crisis Centre of BC
Opportunity Title: Youth Educator Volunteer – In-Person / Online
Category: Education / Training / Teaching
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 5, 2022
End Date: July 1, 2024

Email: youthworkshops@crisiscentre.bc.ca
Website: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/about-us/
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
Opportunity Description:

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 70 to 90-minute workshop for youth in grades 6 to 12 called Self-Care for Mental Health. Sessions may be presented in-person at elementary or high schools and youth-serving agencies in Vancouver, Burnaby, and North Vancouver, or virtually for schools outside of these areas.

 

Youth wellness workshops provide valuable resources for youth, encourage peer support, and help to reduce stigma relating to mental health and suicide by creating awareness and teaching mindful tools.

Volunteer commitment: 2 half-days per month for 1.5 years (3 school semesters)

 

What’s in it for You?

– Comprehensive training and on-going support
– Opportunity to work interactively with youth in an educational capacity
– Real-world experience to enrich your public speaking and group facilitation
skills
– Join the community of compassionate Crisis Centre’s volunteers
– Make a difference: build hope and resiliency among youth
– Reference letters (subject to completion of basic commitment)
– Free access to our Wellness Webinars, and discounted registration for the 2-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

 

Volunteer Requirements:

– Strong desire to work with youth
– Interest in / personal connection to the topic of mental health and suicide prevention
– Availability for all live training sessions (in-person at the Centre – subject to COVID-safety protocols)
– 4-6 hours of independent learning (online and self-paced)
– Completion of two half-days workshops: safeTALK & Skillfully Responding to Distress (flexible dates)
– Daytime availability for workshop delivery (school hours) – two outings per month required
– Minimum 1.5-year commitment (3 school semesters upon training completion)
– Willingness to travel throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore; other Lower Mainland locations are optional
– Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (once accepted for the role)
– Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation is an asset

TO APPLY:

  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 October 19, 2022).

 

The Volunteer Youth Educator training fee is $150, which cover the cost of providing current and effective information, training and service to volunteers (including safeTALK, and Skillfully Responding to Distress. (The training fee is on sliding scale and can be discussed during your interview.)

 

***For more info click HERE or contact Lana at youthworkshops@crisiscentre.bc.ca

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