Volunteering in the Teen Talk Peer Support Program
Peer supporters are young people who provide support to other young people by listening, supporting, referring, and giving information & resources.
Peer Support volunteers may participate in projects and activities with the Teen Talk Peer Support Program, as well as reach out to peers in their community or school to provide accurate information, resources, and links to services. They are the bridge for connecting their peers with what they need.
Peer Support Training is for anyone age 14 -18 interested in learning communication skills and being a good support and resource to others. You will learn more about sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, relationships, mental health, suicide prevention, and other important issues.
It’s FREE!!! Plus, you get a certificate, bus tickets, snacks, condoms, and a ton of great info. After the training you can get involved in volunteering in our Peer Support Program or we can provide you with support and encouragement to use your improved knowledge, communication and leadership skills to help your peers and take action in your school and/or community.
The hours spent in training or other Peer Support activities can also count as Volunteer Hours for high school or other programs. Please check with your school or program first if you want to get credit for the training.
How to get involved
For more information about our training and volunteering with the Peer Support Program, go to http://teentalk.ca/peer-support/.
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Upcoming Training Dates
Our next training will be happening in August. Dates TBA.
We provide 3 Peer Support Trainings per year:
- Summer: Third week of August during the day.
- Fall: Weekly for 11 evenings beginning the first week of October.
- Winter: Weekly for 11 evenings beginning the first week of February.