Life Skills Youth Coach

This position is for the CHOICES Program under Youth Centre.

Organizational Mission

Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to strengthening families and individuals, through inclusive and effective programs and services for children, youth, women, seniors and families in the Rouge River Riding.

Overview of Major Responsibilities of this Role

Life Skills Coaches are a positive role model to empower, and motivate youth to make informed and relevant decisions in their lives about effects of various substances. Assist with the facilitation of CHOICES Program for youth ages 12-17 years.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Set up and clean up of program space
  2. Interact with participants, Program Coordinator and other volunteers in an appropriate mature manner through table discussions/check-ins
  3. Facilitate, and provide feedback to youth during each session using the CHOICES manual
  4. Manage table group, and table talks with youth participants
  5. Engage, encourage and conduct goal-setting with youth
  6. Completing CHOICES program evaluations

Skills, Education, Experience and other Requirements

  1. Complete and Return Choices Volunteer Application
  2. Attend interview with Volunteer/Choices Coordinator
  3. Attend Mandatory Training/Orientation session(s)
  4. Sign an Oath of Confidentiality form each session
  5. Enjoy interacting, engaging, and encouraging youth
  6. Good communication skills in particular, listening skills
  7. Willingness to learn and teach others
  8. Reliable, punctual and enthusiastic
  9. Police reference check is required
  10. Must be over the age of 21 years


  1. Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week for a total of 11 weeks
  2. Attend a mandatory volunteer orientation and complete all required forms

Work Location

90 Littles Road and/or off-site Neighbouring Community Agency

Benefits of this Volunteer Role

  1. Support program staff to deliver youth programming in a safe and supportive environment
  2. Mentor, and build positive relationships with youth
  3. Strengthen the community through supporting youth in learning how to make good choices in their daily lives
  4. Gain personal satisfaction giving back to others
  5. Gain new skills and work experience for potential jobs
  6. Share values of trust, respect, and life learnings with youth
  7. Meet and interact with new people

For more information, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 416-281-1376 ext. 63