VOLUNTEER

BUILDING CAPACITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Calgary Outlink!

We are accepting volunteer applications for the following two roles:

- Mentors for our new LGBTQ2S+ Mentorship Program

- Peer facilitators

These applications will close on March 16, 2021.

Please see below for information and applications.

Peer Facilitators

We are now accepting applications for peer facilitators! Peer facilitator volunteers run our peer support groups. Please click the groups under "Community" for more information about the peer support groups we offer. 

 

If you're interested in being a peer facilitator:

- You are age 18+

- You want to learn how to facilitate a group or want to build their facilitation skills

- You want to contribute to supporting and holding space for LGBTQ2S+ communities 

- You can commit to facilitating at least 2 group sessions per month over a 6 month period 

- You are able to provide a police check with a vulnerable sector check (we will cover the cost)

- You can attend a mandatory 22 hour training throughout the month of May 2021*

 

*Note about volunteer training:

There will be 7 sessions in total. They will be held on some Tuesday and Thursday evenings and weekends. Each session is 1-4 hours long and will be held on a virtual platform. Evening sessions will be 3 hours max. We strongly advise volunteers not to miss any sessions, however if you need to miss one please let us know. There are a couple sessions that can’t be missed, but if it is not one of those sessions we can look at making alternative arrangements. There will be no training sessions held on the May long weekend. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Peer Mentors

We are accepting volunteer applications for mentors for our NEW LGBTQ2S+ Mentorship Program! To find out more about this program, please click here

If you are interested in being a mentor: 

  • You’re age 25+

  • You can be a mentor for 6 months - if not matched this time you have the option of volunteering in another role at Outlink and/or re-applying in the future

  • You can partake in a mandatory 22 hour peer support training in May 2021*

  • You want to have a positive impact on someone’s life

  • You have good communication skills or are working at it 

  • You are friendly and approachable

  • You’re willing to provide a police check with vulnerable sector search 

  • You will adhere to COVID safety protocols

 

*Note about volunteer training:

There will be 7 sessions in total. They will be held on some Tuesday and Thursday evenings and weekends. Each session is 1-4 hours long and will be held on a virtual platform. Evening sessions will be 3 hours max. We strongly advise volunteers not to miss any sessions, however if you need to miss one please let us know. There are a couple sessions that can’t be missed, but if it is not one of those sessions we can look at making alternative arrangements. There will be no training sessions held on the May long weekend. 

*We will try our very best but there is no guarantee that you will be matched* 

 

Since this is a pilot program and we have limited capacity, we are looking to have around five mentorship pairs in total for the first round. If you are not matched this time, please re-apply in the future!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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