Youth Volunteers

(The Grove Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario)

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Position ID: V-GUE3258 Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 Last Full Update: 30 Jul 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementYouth mental health services and peer support
ContactAbigail Taylor, Youth Ambassador Lead, The Grove Hubs (formerly Integrated Youth Services Network); Email:
Duties• Start conversations, share resources, guide to appropriate staff 
• Develop and maintain knowledge of available services within hub, and community at large 
• Share feedback with Youth Ambassadors and the Ambassador Lead 
• Represent and promote The Grove Hubs at school/with peers – share resources, upcoming programs and  
• Attend programming and assist where required 
• Must be able to ensure confidentiality, works with sensitive and private information daily 
• Other duties as assigned by the Youth Ambassador Lead or Youth Wellness Coordinator 
• Comply with policies and procedures of The Grove Hubs
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
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Benefits• High school volunteer hours 
• Training provided in the field of mental health, both initial and ongoing
ClientsYouth Volunteers will provide peer support to youth in the communities of Fergus, Palmerston or Erin, aged 12-26. Youth Volunteers will also work with The Grove Hubs staff, who will provide them with guidance and support in their volunteer roles.
Ages14 year(s) - 26 year(s)
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestInformation & Referral Services ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Approachable and empathetic personality ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - Lived experience with mental health is an asset ; Customer Service ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training - Interest in providing a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment for youth ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; A minimum requirement of 4 months (school semester) is preferred
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Youth Volunteers will be a friendly face as youth enter The Grove Hubs, and may work with youth on a one to one basis, in small groups, or larger groups, depending on programming and youth needs
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Afternoon, Evening 
Late afternoon-evening shifts Monday to Friday
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationThe Grove Hubs - Fergus, The Grove Hubs - Palmerston, The Grove Hubs - Erin
Number of PositionsErin ; Fergus ; Palmerston 
9 individual(s) needed in total. 
Youth Volunteers may be available for one specific site, or rotate through the 3 sites, depending on needs of the Volunteer
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going ; Training provided in the field of mental health, both initial and ongoing
TransportationOwn transportation is an asset, some transportation assistance may be available (rural sites – Fergus, Erin, Palmerston).
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check (18 and over) required
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Start DateOn or after 03 Aug 2021
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Organization NameThe Grove Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario
Toll Free Phone1- 833-43-GROVE (47683)