Phew! Have you seen our Facebook timeline or Twitter feed recently? Opportunities are a-plenty at the Youth Line these days. In case you’re having a hard time keeping up, here’s a summary with links below.
Every year, LGBTTIQA2S youth across the province are doing remarkable things. But where are the opportunities to come together and celebrate these amazing people and achievements?
Now. This is your chance!
Nominate yourself, someone you know or a group you love for one of these eight awards, and let’s together do exactly that.
- Outstanding Contribution to Queer Youth Visibility
- Outstanding Contribution to Trans Youth Visibility
- Outstanding Contribution in an Academic Environment
- Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture
- Outstanding Contribution to Social & Health Services
- Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice
- Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment
- Outstanding Personal Achievement
The 14th Annual Community Youth Awards will be held in the evening of Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Building in Toronto. Travel and accommodations for award winners and their nominators are provided.
The nomination deadline has been extended to May 7, 2012. To submit a nomination, click here.
Will Munro was Punk-rocker, DJ, queer activist, artist, volunteer, civic glue to Toronto queer culture. In his memory, each year, The Spirit of Will Munro Award grants $10,000 to an Ontario LGBTTIQA2S youth or an Ontario LGBTTIQA2S youth-led organization to establish an event, project, organization or business at the local level that uses the arts* and provides youth-friendly, sustainable community growth for LGBTTIQA2S people. This award is made possible with the generous support of Kristyn Wong-Tam.
This year’s application deadline is April 30, 2012. For details on the award and the award application, click here.
Many non-profit organizations have a Board of Directors to help guide the direction and realize the mission of the organization. At the Youth Line, we have a Board of Directors with a majority of youth members working with non-youth members to accomplish this important task. Individuals new to being a member of a Board and individuals well seasoned in being a member of Boards are all encouraged to volunteer on our Board of Directors. Training and learning opportunities are provided.
We have four openings on our Board that we are currently looking to fill, including the position of Treasurer. If you have interest or experience in these particular areas, this opportunity is for you:
- Community Outreach
Applications are due to email@example.com by Friday, May 4, 2012. For details on the application, click here.
Peer Support Volunteers are the ones who help answer the calls, emails and chats throughout the year. They are 26 years old or younger and able to get to and from Toronto to volunteer. A supervisor is present for all volunteer shifts to provide support and new Peer Support Volunteers are provided 40 hours of training.
Quite frankly, being a Peer Support Volunteer is oodles of fun. It’s a great opportunity to gain new skills, meet more friends and play a positive role in your community. Snacks and TTC tokens are provided during training and volunteering. To find out more about being a Peer Support Volunteer, click here. To apply to be a Peer Support Volunteer, click here. Application deadline for this training session is May 11, 2012.
This year, Youth Line is one of the beneficiaries of the Pride and Remembrance Run happening in Toronto on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Help us support this great event by volunteering to marshall the course, staff the water station, set-up the starting and finish line, prepare the after party, check bags, promote the race or perform general duties. If you’ll be in Toronto during the Pride festival, it will be a few hours of your morning. If you are interested, learn about the volunteer duties by clicking here and email Mohsin at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 13, 2012.
Missed any of these deadlines for this year? Most of these opportunities are for events that happen once or twice a year. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on future Youth Line opportunities.