Teen Programming Volunteer Application - 2017
Position Title: Peer Educator, Teen Programming

Agency Description: Planned Parenthood Toronto is a fully accredited community health centre that provides primary health clinical services to youth 13 to 29 years as well as education, outreach, training and research for Toronto’s diverse youth communities.

Program Description: Teen Programming at PPT provides sexual health information to GTA teens through the operation of Teen Health Source, a peer-based phone/text/email/chat service. Teen Health Source also runs a comprehensive sexual health website, www.teenhealthsource.com. Teen Programming utilizes the peer-to-peer model, where teen volunteers are provided with intensive training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to respond to sexual and reproductive health information requests from their peers, and to develop new resources.

Eligibility: This volunteer opportunity is open to youth of all genders and backgrounds who are between the ages of 16 and 19.

Training: Training will start in November, taking place over multiple weeks for a total of 30 hours. Training will run one evening a week and some Saturdays. Applicants must be available to attend all sessions. Training is designed to increase your knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and to develop the necessary skills to provide information and respond to questions from teens that access this service. In addition to the training sessions, applicants are also required to do readings for each of the sessions.

Training Dates/Times:

• Saturday November 11th, 10am-4pm
• Wednesday November 15th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
• Wednesday November 22nd, 5:30pm-8:30pm
• Saturday November 25th, 10am-4pm
• Wednesday November 29th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
• Wednesday December 6th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
• Saturday December 9th, 10am-4pm

Commitment: Once the training is completed, volunteers must be available for three hours during at least one of the program’s shift times per week: Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00pm/6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 12:00-3:00pm/2:00–5:00pm. Volunteers are required to meet this commitment for one year following the completion of training.

DUE DATE: Sunday, October 15th at midnight.

For more information contact: Andrew Townsend at atownsend@ppt.on.ca or 416-961-0113 x132

PPT is a United Way member agency. PPT receives funding from the Toronto Central LHIN and from the Government of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of PPT and do not necessarily reflect those of the Toronto Central LHIN or of the Government of Ontario.

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