HOPE Project Youth Supporter
Many youth in our community that identify as Muslim are growing up while facing mental health and substance use related issues and yet they are unable to access the help they need due to the stigma and lack of awareness around these issues. Youth Supporters will be paired with youth clients to lessen the stigma and offer support and inform them of the resources available.

Volunteer Tasks and Responsibilties

ADMINISTRATIVE

1. Attend all training sessions provided by the MFB’s HOPE Project

2. Commit to the role for a minimum 6 month term

3. Provide ongoing feedback to the Coordinator and Supervisor for future program development

4. Update and maintain a regular log of all client work (interactions or other assistance) in the client folder
SUPERVISION

1. Consult with the Youth Support Supervisor twice in a month. Youth Support Supervisors are certified professionals in the area of Mental Health and Substance Use who guide Youth Supporters to  navigate  and refer community resources

2. Report to the Youth Support Coordinator once in a month. Youth Support Coordinator provides administrative support.
RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENT

1. Meet with the client at least 2x/month based on your schedule and that of the client

2. Act as a liaison between the client and relevant community resources

3. Ensure client’s right to privacy is upheld, and their personal and health information is protected

4. Be compassionate, non-judgemental, respectful and maintain confidentiality

5. Seek clarification and support from supervision when in doubt

6. Do your best to support and help your client within your scope of practice

To Apply

Send an email to youthsupport@muslimfoodbank.com