Peer Education in Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Health Services Clinics
be the person your peers can turn to with sexual health questions
Eager to learn more about sexual health? Want to support when others need to talk about birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pleasure, or pregnancy?
what would you do?
As a peer educator, 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 a birth control injection, 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. When there were no clients around you might photocopy factsheets or otherwise help out in the office. Once you were trained, you’d help train other volunteers as they started the program.
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.
- You need to be into supporting choice and letting youth make decisions about their lives, interested in talking and learning about sexuality and sexual health.
- You need to be able to 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?
The health services peer education program is changing in response to COVID-19, and we’re delaying recruitment for new volunteers this year—check back in early 2021 for further updates, or you can sign up for PPT’s volunteer mailing list here to be notified when any of our programs are recruiting.