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please note: applications for fall 2019 hs volunteer are due by midnight on October 13th 

be the person your peers can turn to with sexual health questions

Eager to learn more about sexual health? Want to support when others need to talk about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pleasure, or pregnancy? Volunteer with PPT’s health services peer educators (in-clinic volunteers).

what would you do?

You’d talk to clients one-on-one about what STIs a general test tests for, the differences between using a birth control pill and an IUD, what’s involved in a medical abortion, and much more. You’d do pregnancy tests and get people emergency contraception. You’d answer questions about sexual health, pleasure and relationships, and give people a supportive space to talk when they need to. When there were no clients around you might photocopy factsheets or otherwise help out in the office. Once you were trained, you’d help show other volunteers how it’s done.

where is it?

Health services volunteers do shifts at PPT’s home clinic at 36B Prince Arthur Ave. and at Edge West, a youth clinic at 1900 Davenport Rd (http://www.edgewest.ca/). Most shifts are at PPT, and some volunteers only do shifts at PPT.

no experience needed

Open to youth of all genders between the ages of 18 and 29. We especially encourage applications from youth whose lives have been impacted by sexual health matters, youth who’ve experienced barriers to health care, youth who’ve experienced migration, indigenous youth, racialized youth, and 2slgbtq youth.

We’re looking for folks who:

  • are into supporting choice and helping youth make their own decisions about their lives
  • are interested in talking and learning about sexuality and sexual health
  • can come to the trainings in November (see dates below)
  • can commit to a three hour volunteer shift every week for a whole year, January—December 2020

If we pick you, you need to complete a criminal record check to work in the clinic, but the results would only affect you being able to volunteer if it showed something that was relevant to the role.

training dates and shift times

Please check that you’ll be available for all the training dates and at least 2 ongoing volunteer shift options for 2020 (they don’t have to be the same shifts each week, but you’d need to give availability for at least 2 shifts each week so we can schedule you for 1 shift each week even if your dates overlap with someone else’s):

training dates:
saturday november 2, 10 am–4:00 pm
monday november 4, 5:30–8:30 pm
monday november 11, 5:30–8:30 pm
saturday november 16, 10 am–4:00 pm
monday november 18, 5:30–8:30 pm
monday november 25, 5:30–8:30 pm
saturday november 30, 10 am–4:00 pm

clinic shift times at ppt:
monday 12:30–3:30 pm or 3:30–6:30 pm
wednesday 4:30–7:30 pm
thursday 1:30–4:30 pm or 4:30–7:30 pm
friday 12:30–3:30 pm
saturday 10:00 AM–1:00 pm

clinic shift times at edge west:
monday 4:00–7:00 pm
wednesday 4:00–7:00 pm

applications due midnight, october 13, 2019

click here to fill out an application online or download the PDF version of the application here and send it to dennis williams, hs peer ed coordinator

by email: dwilliams@ppt.on.ca with subject line: volunteer application

by mail or in person: 36B Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 1A9

 

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