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 “contact” link below to add your name/email to our list – you will receive a notification when our application form goes live online for our next training group.
Training spans about 8-9 weeks, and usually consists of 3-hour sessions on a regular weekday (ex, Tuesday), along with a couple of weekend sessions.