Egale Youth OUTreach (EYO)

1439333074_couple-1Egale Youth OUTreach (EYO) is looking for dedicated volunteers to offer peer support to queer and trans youth.

Volunteering at EYO is a great learning opportunity for folks hoping to work with queer and trans youth in a social service setting. At EYO you will have the unique experience of interacting with participants and becoming an important and valued part of our community.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Lived experience as LGBTQI2S community member.
  • Understanding of intersectionality, marginalization and a commitment to working within an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework where one is self-reflective of their own power, privilege, and their intersecting identities.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed, and work with minimal supervision.
  • A commitment of one shift per week for three months is highly encouraged.

Duties Include:

  • Preparing food, building rapport, and actively engaging with participants throughout the kitchen and drop-in areas.
  • Welcoming participants to the centre and fostering a warm and inviting climate.
  • Actively participate in maintaining a safe, respectful, and confidential space for LGBTQI2S youth in distress.
  • Supporting youth to access food and other resources.
  • Helping to assess needs, identify priorities, and link participants to resources and other support services.

Location: 183 Carlton Street

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 3pm-7pm.

Please apply here: https://www.kindnessconnect.com/egale/eyo/.

For any questions, please contact us at volunteer@egale.ca.