OUTline Support Phone Volunteer Recruitment
March 1 - 30
OUTline is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help staff its Support Phone Line and other peer-support services.
OUTline is an anonymous resource and support service specializing in questions and information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. OUTline serves the University of Guelph and surrounding Guelph/Wellington community.
Support Phone Line volunteers are the core spirit of OUTline. Volunteering for the phone line can be an immensely rewarding experience that builds confidence and develops skills that are transferable to many professional work environments. It is a great opportunity to give back to the community and support others during their coming-out journey.
To be eligible, applicants are required to:
1) Identify as LGBTIQ2P+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, two-spirited, pansexual) or with a different sexual minority identity;
2) Be available in April 2011 to participate in the 33-hour Phone Line Training Program consisting of skill development and issue awareness workshops. Role-play situations and interactive activities are key learning and evaluation tools used throughout the Training Program.
The Program consists of: 24 hours of face-to-face training, 2 hours of online training, a 1-hour of office orientation, and 6 hours in observation shifts with trained OUTline volunteers.
3) Be able to commit to between 7-13 hours of service per month.
4) Commit to a minimum of eight (8) months, ideally including May-August 2011.
5) Complete a volunteer application form (found using the link below) and submit it to the OUTline office by 4:30 pm on Wednesday March 30, 2011.
Please note: Volunteering for OUTline is NOT restricted to University of Guelph students. We welcome applications from campus staff and faculty as well as members of the greater Guelph community.
Applications are available online using the link provided under "More Information".
The training program will take place at the University of Guelph.
Application will be accepted for Summer & Fall 2011 until Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people and help others in the campus community through use of active listening. Quality training provided develops skills that are applicable to many professional career environments including counselling, teaching,