Our volunteers come to us from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and life experiences, and include lawyers, educators, mediators, social workers, mental health professionals, community elders, administrators and students. What they all have in common is a strong commitment to social justice and youth empowerment, and a willingness to take the time to listen.

Peacebuilders relies on highly-trained volunteers to facilitate its award-winning Restorative Youth Circles flagship program. Volunteers also contribute to the positive work being carried out by the organization by ensuring that conferences, workshops, and its major fundraisers run smoothly, and by sitting on its committees and Board of Directors.

We are not accepting new volunteers at the moment. Please check back for updates or  email Leah at lallison@peacebuilders.ca or call 416-960-9778 for more information.

 

Volunteers in the RYC Program

Are you a good listener?
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a disadvantaged youth?
Are you willing to take the time to make a difference?
You may have what it takes to be a volunteer Circle Keeper in the RYC program.

Peacebuilders’ award-winning Restorative Youth Circles Program depends on volunteers called “Circle Keepers” to facilitate Peacebuilding Circles for youths ages 12 to 17 who have been charged with a Criminal offense.

Before you volunteer, you will attend a training session where you will learn how to facilitate Peacebuilding Circles and how to manage a RYC case.

Once you have completed your training, you will be assigned to a RYC youth case and partnered with a seasoned Lead Keeper, who will provide guidance and direct support throughout the process.

Together with the Lead Keeper and a fellow co-Keeper, you will facilitate an average of 3-5 Peacebuilding Circles for your assigned case. By facilitating Circles you will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the circumstances of their case, share responsibility, make amends, and move forward in a positive way.