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Posted on April 22, 2021

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Do you have an idea for a community project? Interested in skill-building and mentorship to support your idea? Want an opportunity to build region-specific relationships/networks? Apply to YouthOrganize!

 

***PRIORITIZING INDIGENOUS, BLACK AND TRANS YOUTH***

 

YouthOrganize is a 10-month volunteer program that brings 2SLGBTQ+ youth together in Peel (Brampton, Caledon, & Mississauga) and Halton (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, & Oakville) regions to organize!

 

In small pods, YouthOrganize volunteers create and/or continue organizing initiatives, with the support of LGBT YouthLine staff. Volunteers have access to skill-based training, virtual community building, ongoing staff support, and project funding to see their community projects take shape. Through building relationships and engaging with local 2SLGBTQ+ service providers and community members, YouthOrganize volunteers learn about leadership, skill-building, and community outreach in Peel/Halton.

 

Our second cohort for YouthOrganize will take place in a 10-month period from the beginning of April 2021 to March 2022.

Click here to apply. Applications close on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

To be a YouthOrganize volunteer you must:
• Be between the ages of 16-29;
• Identify as 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Gender Queer, Queer, Asexual, Questioning, or another identity that falls within the 2SLGBTQ+ spectrum;
• Commit to at least 10-15 hours/month between November 2020 and August 2021;
• Commit to attending monthly online meetings.

 

Our pods for Cohort 2 of YouthOrganize are

  • Youth With Disabilities
  • Black Youth
  • Caledon and surrounding municipalities
  • High School Youth

Below are descriptions for each Pod.

 

Pod 1: Youth With Disabilities

Who: 2SLGBTQ+ youth with experiences of disabilities/neurodivergence
Where: Peel/Halton and surrounding small municipalities

 

Pod 2: Black Youth

Who: 2SLGBTQ+ youth who identify as Black
Where: Peel/Halton and surrounding small municipalities

 

Pod 3: Halton/Caledon and surrounding regions

Who: 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are from smaller towns/communities throughout Peel and Halton regions (Caledon/Halton, Georgetown, Bolton etc.).
Where: smaller municipalities in Peel and Halton:

  •  Bolton.
  • Caledon East
  • Belfountain
  • Cheltenham
  • Alton
  • Palgrave
  • Inglewood
  • Caledon Village
  • the City of Burlington
  • the Town of Halton Hills
  • the Town of Milton
  • the Town of Oakville

 

Pod 4: High School Youth

Who: 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are ages 16-18*
Where: Peel/Halton and surrounding small municipalities

 

Click here to apply. Applications close on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

Questions? Email us at SreyaR@youthline.ca or JackL@youthline.ca