UPDATE: Currently all Outlet groups are being held online using the Discord app. More details to follow.
HOURS: 2-4 hours per week
The volunteer co-facilitator works with the Outlet Program Coordinator to co-facilitate an LGBTQ+ youth group in Redwood City or Mountain View. These are peer social/support groups, not clinical/therapeutic groups that meet on a weekly basis. We are looking for LGBTQ+ adults (18+) who will model friendship, resiliency, positive coping skills, healthy relationships, and an interest in all things queer. Looking for a 3 month or more commitment. For more information about Outlet please visit http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complete facilitator training with Outlet staff
Co-facilitate one group session a week with another volunteer or staff person.
Allow time for facilitator check-ins after each group.
Assist with distribution and management of intake forms and evaluations.
Assist with setup of rooms, including coordinating food/snacks, seating, etc.
- Monday Night Group, ages 10-18, weekly from 6:00-7:30pm in Mountain View
- Drop-in Hours, ages 10-25, weekly from 4:00pm-7:00pm in Redwood City
[Hours are flexible between 4:00pm-7:00pm]
- Grown Folks Group, ages 18-25, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Mountain View
- Trans-Femme Group, ages 14-25, weekly from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Mountain View
- Trans Group, ages 10-18, weekly from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Redwood City
Must identify with and reflect the community being served. Youth group facilitation experience is a plus. Excellent communication and listening skills. Highly responsible and dependable. Ability to listen and guide discussions with teens. Ability to be flexible and integrate into the Outlet youth group culture. Willing to complete background check and mandated reporter training. Must be 18+. Transgender people and people of color highly encouraged to apply.
Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
Or apply online at www.tinyurl.com/outletvolunteer
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Adolescent Counseling Services
643 Bair Island Road, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063, US
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities.
Founded in 1975, ACS currently implements four core programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo County communities:
Community Counseling Program - Outpatient mental health assessment, treatment and education for teens and their families in the general community and at local Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program - A harm reduction outpatient treatment program providing treatment to teens and families struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse, as well as community prevention education
Outlet - A program serving Bay Area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) teens, families, and supportive allies with support group counseling, leadership training, and education in both Spanish and English.
On-Campus Counseling Program - Bilingual on-site individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, mental health education, and support at no cost to students/families attending local middle and high schools
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Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
643 Bair Island RoadSuite 301Redwood City, CA94063