health services peer education in planned parenthood toronto’s clinics

be the person your peers can turn to with sexual health questions

Eager to learn more about sexual health? Want to support when folks need to talk about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pleasure, or pregnancy? Volunteer with PPT’s health services peer educators (in-clinic volunteers).

 

what would you do?

You’d talk to clients one-on-one about what STIs “a general test” tests for, the differences between using a birth control pill and an IUD, what’s involved in a “medical” abortion, and much more. You’d do pregnancy tests and get people Plan B. You’d answer questions about sexual health, pleasure and relationships, and give people a supportive space to talk about those things. When there were no clients around you might photocopy factsheets or otherwise help out in the office. Once you were trained, you’d help show other volunteers how it’s done.

 

Who can volunteer?

You can apply if you are between the ages of 18 and 29, no matter what your gender is. You don’t need to have any experience with sexual health or education to join—we look for people who are into supporting choice and letting youth make decisions about their lives, who are interested in talking and learning about sexuality and sexual health, and who can come to the trainings we run in the fall and to a three hour volunteer shift every week for a whole year.

 

How do you apply?

Our next recruitment period starts in fall 2019—check back then for an application form and more info on the training dates, or email dwilliams@ppt.on.ca  with the subject line “Volunteer Recruitment Reminder List” if you’d like us to email you when we open the application process.