Deadline: August 23, 2012
Peer Volunteer Sexual Health Educators Wanted
Are you 18-29? Do you want to talk to youth about sexual health?
Become a peer volunteer with Planned Parenthood Toronto's Health Services!
Peer-to-Peer Volunteer at PPT's Health Services
Planned Parenthood Toronto is a fully accredited community health centre that provides primary health clinical services to youth 13 to 29 years as well as education, outreach, training and research for Toronto's diverse communities including youth and women.
Peer-to-peer volunteers provide face-to-face education and information to young men and women on sexual and reproductive health issues including birth control options, pregnancy options, safer sex practices, sexually transmitted infections, and healthy sexualities. Volunteers in this role also assist in administrative tasks such as filing charts, photocopying, and greeting clients.
This volunteer opportunity is open to people of any gender identity who are between the ages of 18 and 29. Please note that as a condition of volunteering, the successful applicant must complete a Criminal Record Check.
Once the training is completed, volunteers must be available for three hours during at least one of the program's shift times per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-7:00pm, Wednesday 3:30-7:00pm, or Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm. Volunteers are required to meet this commitment for one year following the completion of training.
Applicants must be available for training that takes place every Tuesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm from October 2 through to November 6, 2012. There are also two full-day Saturday sessions from 10-4:30 on October 13 and 27. Applicants must be available to attend all sessions. Training is designed to increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and to provide the skills for providing information and responding to youths' questions.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit http://www.ppt.on.ca/volunteer.asp to get an application. All applications must be received by August 23, 2012.