Are you interested in gaining valuable peer support and crisis intervention skills? Do you want to be part of a caring, student-based, peer support service? Are you interested in receiving extensive training on a wide variety of topics, including active listening, suicide intervention, and making appropriate referrals? Are you passionate about educating your peers about mental health and combating stigma?
We are currently seeking mature, empathetic volunteer Peer Counselors for the 2012-2013 academic year. No prior counseling experience is required, as all necessary training is provided at the beginning of the year. Volunteers must be UBC students, are able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week, and must be able to attend the mandatory training sessions on September 14, 15, 16, and 22, 2012. All travel, room, and board costs will be covered by the AMS.