Volunteer Posting 1391

Youth Educator
Crisis Centre of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, Burnaby, North Shore
flexible / as needed
closes in 4 days (Wed, 4 Oct)

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.


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 in-person training days (in person at the Crisis Centre, 763 East Broadway)
- 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) OR a minimum of 45 delivered workshops.
- Willingness to travel throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore
- Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (upon acceptance of the role)
- Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation is an asset



  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 4, 2023).


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.)


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