Volunteer with Yúusnewas

Yúusnewas is looking for volunteers! 

Our volunteer positions look like helping us co-facilitate conversations around HIV + Hep-C, sexual well-being, harm reduction, decolonization and anti-oppression. We also hold cultural nights where we come together and eat some good food and share teachings around traditional arts and crafts. For these events we'll be looking for volunteers to help us with set up/take down, greeters to help newcomers orient themselves to our space, childcare, and as part of a focus group to decide what future events to host! We'll also need help with outreach beforehand. Lots of opportunities available!

We’re looking for volunteers who are . . .

  • excited for conversations about sex, drug use, and risk reduction strategies
  • open-minded, non-judgmental, and supportive of all genders and sexualities
  • excited to learn about anti-oppression and decolonization
  • comfortable speaking with groups of youth, or eager to learn
  • between 15 and 29 years old
  • self-Identifying Indigenous person with ancestry from Turtle Island (North America)
  • available once a month for our volunteer meet up

Follow these simple steps: 

  1. Email your application to yuusnewas@youthco.org  
  2. Join us for a casual interview!
  3. Participate in Core Training

 


YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!