Our compassionate volunteers are online every evening to validate the experiences of youth through instant message (IM) and text message (SMS). No prior experience is needed. Volunteers receive 40 hours of classroom training in reflective listening, crisis theory, and trauma-informed approaches to suicide prevention.
If you are interested in being a Youthspace.ca Volunteer, please use the “apply” link below to fill out an application.
Training spans about 7-9 weeks, and consists of 3-hour sessions on a regular weekday (ex, Wednesday), along with a couple of weekend sessions. Our next training session will begin in February, so apply ASAP! We may have a second training session in the spring, so apply even if you think you might not be able to do sessions in February. You will be sent a schedule shortly after application if we are interested in interviewing you for this role.