The following are volunteer openings with Adolescent Counseling Services:

LGBTQ Support Group Volunteer Co-Facilitator

HOURS:
2-6 hours per week

OVERVIEW:

The volunteer facilitator works with the Outlet Program Coordinator to co-facilitate LGBTQQ youth groups in various locations, including Redwood City & Mountain View. These are peer social/support groups, not clinical/therapeutic groups. These groups meet weekly. Looking for at least a 4 month or more commitment.

 

For more information about Outlet please visit www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/    

 VARIOUS DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Complete facilitator and volunteer training with Outlet staff (8-10 hours, including observation.)
  • Co-facilitate at least one of 5 youth groups with another volunteer or staff person.
  • Allow time for facilitator check-ins before and after each group.
  • Assist with distribution and management of intake forms and evaluations.
  • Assist with set up of rooms, including coordinating food/snacks, seating, etc.

Groups include:

  • Drop In Group ( 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM) on Tuesdays In Redwood City – *Please be aware that this is not a support group setting
  • Trans Femme Group (6:00 to 7:30 PM) on Wednesdays in Mountain View – *Experience working with trans femmes and trans women preferred

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be highly interested in working with LGBTQQ youth ages 10-25. Experience working specifically with the transgender community is a plus. Excellent communication and listening skills. Highly responsible and dependable. Ability to listen and guide discussions with teens. Ability to hold your own feelings and experiences until check-ins with co-facilitators. Youth group facilitation experience is a plus.  Background in social justice work is a plus. Ability to be flexible and integrate into the Outlet Program and youth group culture.  

Send resume and brief cover letter to:

Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator
ben@acs-teens.org