Volunteering

Volunteering

We are currently hiring Team Leaders for BOTH Marketing Outreach and Peer Support positions!

 

  1. Marketing Outreach Team Leaders:

In this position, you will use your experience in mental health outreach to assist in leading a group of volunteers who plan and execute outreach events on campus. The ideal candidate will have experience with supervision, event planning and delegation. Experience volunteering with Speakeasy is advised, but not necessary for this leadership position.

  1. Peer Support Team Leaders:

In this position, you will use your experience in peer support to assist in leading a group of volunteers who provide information, peer and crisis support within an anti-oppression framework. The ideal candidate will have experience with supervision, meeting facilitation and workshop development. Experience volunteering with Speakeasy is advised, but not necessary for this leadership position.

 

How to Apply

Please read our Team Leader application guide prior to applying. Submit a resume and cover letter to Danielle at speak@ams.ubc.ca by Friday, June 23rd. Be sure to specify whether you are applying for a Marketing Outreach or Peer Support Team Leader position!

 

We will begin hiring the rest of our volunteer team in July 2017! If you would like to receive notification when applications open for Peer Support and Marketing Outreach Volunteers, please email Danielle at speak@ams.ubc.ca

 

  1. Marketing Outreach Volunteers:

Are you looking to gain marketing an event planning experience? Marketing Outreach volunteers engage with the UBC community through interactive events to increase awareness of Speakeasy and reduce the stigma around mental health and mental health services. All training is provided and no previous experience is necessary to apply for this position.

  1. Peer Support Volunteers:

Are you naturally empathetic? Peer Support volunteers facilitate drop-in sessions to provide quality peer support for UBC staff and students. Peer Support volunteers also run our information desk on the main level of the Nest, which offers a point of contact for individuals seeking support. Peer Support volunteers are extensively trained in active listening and other skills so that they are equipped to offer quality one-on-one support in a confidential space. All training is provided and no previous experience is necessary to apply for this position.

 

Why volunteer with AMS Speakeasy?

“Speakeasy has changed my life for the better as it has not only allowed me to develop my professional skills but has also given me lifelong friends, meaningful experiences and memories I will cherish forever.” – Danielle Sanford, Speakeasy Coordinator

“Speakeasy is a safe, all-inclusive community where we can grow, learn and support one another. We are a group where we can celebrate each other’s success and lift each other up when we’re in need.” – Former Speakeasy Volunteer

“Speakeasy is like family – like a place where I actually feel like I belong.” – Former Speakeasy Volunteer

 

How to Apply

We will begin hiring Peer Support and Marketing Outreach volunteers in July 2017. If you would like to receive notification when applications open, please email Dani at speak@ams.ubc.ca

Team Leader Application Guide 2017-2018