VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUTH DIVERSIONJoin the 100+ community members who contribute over 5000 hours of their time each year.
We have a diverse community of volunteers within Youth Diversion and are always looking for new members. If you are looking to get involved, you can either make a donation through our online sponsorship program, or you can volunteer by filling out our Volunteer Application form.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONSVolunteers must attend one orientation session and one training session. Contact Jackie Franklin for upcoming dates.
Contact our Volunteer Manager, Jackie Franklin to inquire about our exciting and ongoing volunteer opportunities. You can reach Jackie by email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-328-8071
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 provided.
SNAP (School and non-academic Program): Volunteers provided academic and non-academic support to students ages 9-17 who are suspended or expelled from school. Volunteers are needed once a week for 2 hours. Lots of training and support provided.
C.H.A.N.C.E Mentoring Program: The Mentoring Program matches youth ages 12-18 in KFL&A 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 a minimum of 2 hours a week for a period of 6 months. Training and support are provided throughout. (Youth Diversion is currently recruiting volunteer mentors).
COVID-19 Screeners: Volunteer screeners will greet volunteers, staff, clients, and visitors entering the facility. Volunteers will be following Youth Diversion Screening policy along the guidelines from Public Health for potential ill health related to COVIV-19. Lots of training plus you must attend the online Canadian Red Cross training for Preventing Disease Transmission. (This will be paid for by Youth Diversion).
Youth Justice Volunteers:
The Youth Justice Committee (YJC) Program is an alternative approach to the formal court process for youth alleged to have committed a criminal offence. Committee members play an essential part in restoring relationships between persons harmed, the young person and the community. Volunteers attend scheduled Youth Justice Committee meeting dates to facilitate mediation between victims, youth, and families. Further training and support provided. This volunteer position has a two-year time commitment.
Youth Outreach Program: We hosts monthly events and workshops for youth in the KFL&A area. Monthly events consist of board game nights, craft nights, movie nights, “snacks and chats”, along with various outings/day trips. Volunteers provide support to small groups of youth with a staff member. Events run on weekends, evenings, in-person and/or online. Diverse applicants with specific knowledge and/or skill sets recommended to apply. Training and support will be provided.
Volunteer of the Year
Geanina CirceiVolunteer of the Year
Geanina has been volunteering in the SNAP classroom for the past year. Geanina always comes into SNAP with a positive attitude and lots of initiative! She does a great job supporting our students, engaging them in conversation about how they're doing, and supporting them with their academics. Geanina always comes into the classroom ready to help out in whatever way she can. She's joined us for a rock climbing field trip and has brought in activities for our students. Recently, Geanina volunteered to help SNAP staff redesign our classroom. SNAP staff are extremely appreciative of that help! From helping with administrative tasks to helping explain Grade 12 University math questions to a student, I know I can count on Geanina 100%. You can clear see that Geanina enjoys working with youth, and is very adaptable, thoughtful and caring. I am so glad to have had Geanina's help in the SNAP Classroom this year and am thrilled she is part of the Youth Diversion team! - Anatola Stewart, SNAP Classroom Administrator.