Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities: September 2017 

***A  new volunteer must attend one orientation session and one training session***

 

VOLUNTEER ORIENTAION

Wednesday Sept 20, 1-3pm OR Thursday Sept 21, 5-7pm OR Wednesday Sept 27, 1-3pm OR Thursday Sept 28, 5-7pm (Choose one only)

Rebound Program

Rebound is a 10 week cognitive skills program for youth ages 11-17.  Volunteers work with youth once a week for 3 hours in a group setting teaching them life skills.  Lots of training and support is provided.

Tuesdays (Sir Thomas More, 234 Norman Rogers Dr, Kingston, ON) October 10 -to December 19- 8:45 am to 11:45 am

Wednesdays (Sir Thomas More234 Norman Rogers Dr, Kingston, ON) October 11- to December 20- 8:45 am to 11:45 am

** Training dates (choose one) Tuesday October 3, 8:45 – 11:45am OR Wednesday October 4, 8:45 – 11:45am  ( at Youth Diversion)

The C.H.A.N.C.E Mentoring Program

The Mentoring program matches youth ages 11-17 with an adult volunteer who provides support and guidance to the youth as they work towards achieving their set goals.  Volunteers are asked to commit to 2 hours once a week for a period of 6 months. Lots of training and support is provided. 

Also looking for volunteers who may be willing to travel to Napanee, Verona & Sydenham, or living in that area.  

SNAP Program

Volunteers provide academic and non-academic support to students ages 9-17 who are suspended or expelled from school.  Volunteers are required once a week for 2 hours. Lots of training and staff support is provided.

**Training dates:   Tuesday October 3, 3-4pm OR Thursday October 5, 3-4pm (choose one)

 

MEND (Mediating by Empowering using Nurturing Dialogue)

MEND is a restorative approach that responds to and prevents conflict by focusing on building relationships within the Limestone District School Board community. MEND is a collaborative between Youth Diversion/LDSB initiatives. 

Volunteers will assist the MEND Coordinator to prepare for workshops, classroom circles, social media input, and gathering statistics.  (Volunteers are required 2-3 hours a week.) 

Benefits to volunteering

In return we offer lots of training, continuous staff support, hands on experience working with at- risk youth, re-imbursement for CPIC after completing program, dynamic workshops where you receive a certificate, certificates are given at the completion of your volunteer placement. Opportunity to volunteer in other areas of the Program, open door policy to the Executive Director, car- pooling can be arranged for some sessions.     

 

            Contact Jackie Franklin at jfranklin@youthdiversion.org or 613 548 4535 ex 221 

For Emergency Help:

  1. Call 911
  2. Go to your local hospital
  3. Call:
    1. Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA  613-544-4229
    2. Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
    3. LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688
    4. Detox Centre  613 549-6461

Contact Us

559 Bagot Street
Kingston ON, Canada
K7K 3E1

P: 613-548-4535 ext 224
F: 613-548-1747

info@youthdiversion.org

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