LGBT YouthLine is currently recruiting 2SLGBTQ youth (16-29 years old) for two separate volunteer programs! If you are passionate about supporting and collaborating with other 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario, please read more about these opportunities below.
These are both remote programs, so anyone across Ontario can take part! YouthLine offers an accessibility fund for those who may need additional support.
The deadline to apply is Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.
Peer Support HelpLine
Our HelpLine offers active listening to 2SLGBTQ+ youth across Ontario, following a non-judgmental and harm reduction approach. Our volunteers take chats and texts remotely, in weekly 3-hour shifts, while connecting with shift supervisors and other volunteers in an online meeting space.
HelpLine volunteers undergo a 12-week training program, and for the first time ever, we are offering a hybrid training model. The first 5 workshops will be completed independently online (with 1.5 hour Zoom sessions to practice scenarios), and the remainder will be done in 3-hour Zooms. Themes covered during training include: gender, sexuality, anti-racism & anti-oppression, settler colonialism, trans healthcare, harm reduction, and disability justice.
Provincial Youth Ambassador Program (PYAP)
The Provincial Youth Ambassador Program (PYAP) brings together 20 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across Ontario to strengthen leadership skills, and build community. This year, PYAP will have two streams: