Family Services of the North Shore’s YouthLAB

Youth Volunteers Needed!

Youth Leadership Advisory Board: YouthLAB

Family Services North Shore is looking for 12 creative and engaged youth to help us develop outreach strategies for at-risk youth on the North Shore.

Are you:

  • Entering grade 10 to 12 during the 2018/2019 school year?
  •  Figuring out how to get your community service hours?
  •  Connected to Social Media? Interested in public speaking?  A good writer?
  •  Someone who has seen family, friends, others dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or other mental health issues?
  •  Interested in learning more about mental health and psychology?
  •  Wanting to be part of an exciting community initiative?

As a YouthLAB member you will be:

  • Learning about mental health issues from our professional counsellors.
  • Advocating for the needs of at-risk youth in your community.
  • Helping us refine our youth communication and outreach plan.
  • Developing Leadership, Communication, and Public Speaking skills.
  • Developing relationships with other members of YouthLAB cohort.
  • Earning 60 (+) community service hours (September 2018 through May 2019).
  • Making a real difference in your community.

We believe youth know best how to help other youth. Your knowledge and opinions will be the key ingredients guiding us to communicate with youth in ways that are meaningful and relevant.

The details:

How much time per month? About 5 hours

When will we meet?

Two Thursday evenings per month, starting September 2018

Meeting Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm (snacks included)

Part of the hours will include keeping in touch with other YouthLAB members in person, via social media, etc., and maybe being asked to be part of some interesting community outreach opportunities as they arise.


Supported by the Northshore Auto Mall and Young Foundation.