Youth in class gathering around a computer

YWCA Youth Education Volunteering

Guide to High School is an after-school program that supports Grade 7 students in their transition to high school. The program is led by a team of one YWCA staff member and 4-6 volunteers where you will work together to lead pre-written curriculum discussions and activities on topics such as healthy living, friendships, understanding identity, bullying, peer pressure, and other topics related too navigating high school.

As a volunteer, you will provide mentorship and support to help students develop their capacity to make healthy decisions through building self-esteem, positive relationships, self-awareness, and community connections.  


Time Commitment
  • Approximately 25-35 hours from February to May

  • This includes time for volunteer training, program preparation and delivering the program 

  • You will attend one program, once a week for 2 hours (typically between 3-6pm) 


Requirements to volunteer
  • Two professional and one personal reference 

  • Clear Criminal Record Check  

  • A passion to work with youth 


Benefits of volunteering
YWCA Guide to Highschool volunteers
  • Develop skills in mentorship, leadership, facilitation, group management, and working with youth. 

  • Receive a certificate for completing the program and training 

  • Network with like-minded individuals 

  • Opportunity for personal and professional development  

  • Resume/ Experience builder 

  • Give back to your community