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 a peer education model, where teen volunteers are provided with comprehensive training to equip them with the 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 all youth who are between the ages of 16 and 19. Training: Training take place in November over multiple weeks for a total of 30 hours. Training will run one evening a week and some Saturdays. Attending all sessions is mandatory. 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. Training Dates/Times: Saturday November 2nd, 10am-4pm Monday November 4th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Monday November 11th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Saturday November 16th, 10am-4pm Monday November 18th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Monday November 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Saturday November 30th, 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 and 6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 12:00-3:00pm and 2:00–5:00pm. Volunteers are required to meet this commitment for one year following the completion of training. Due Date: Sunday, October 20th at midnight. Each of PPT’s peer-based volunteer programs strives to recruit and maintain a diverse pool of volunteers, representing the various communities these programs serve. For Teen Programming, applications are encouraged from Indigenous youth, Black youth, youth of colour, youth of all genders and sexualities, and youth with experiences of migration. We encourage you to self-identify when applying. Accessibility Note: We provide TTC tickets/tokens to all volunteers, as well as snacks! We have gender neutral washrooms, although our building is not physically accessible to wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Name Address Pronouns Please select all that apply: they/themshe/herhe/himprefer not to sayother: Will you be between the ages of 16 and 19 as of January 1st, 2020? YesNo Primary Phone Number Alternative Phone Number If we have to phone you, is it okay to leave a message? YesNo Your Email Most communication is by email. Does this work for you? Email is fineI prefer text What are your reasons for wanting to volunteer with this program? After reading the program description, why would you be a good volunteer in this role? Can you commit to the training times/hours and shift times/hours as laid out above? YesNo If not, please let us know which ones you can't make: Note: Please let us know if there are Saturdays or evenings in November where you are not available. Have you previously volunteered for PPT? YesNo If yes, with which programs? How did you learn about volunteer opportunities at PPT? Please note that Planned Parenthood Toronto reserves final decision on the suitability of prospective volunteers and takes into consideration the current needs of the organization and the communities we serve. Planned Parenthood Toronto is a United Way Member Agency & receives funding from the Toronto Central LHIN & from the Government of Ontario.