Parent Support Services Society of BC

    Volunteer Facilitator Application

Volunteer Facilitators Needed!

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We need compassionate volunteers to co-facilitate our English circles in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Langley, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Delta, and Vancouver; Farsi, Cantonese, and Mandarin circles in Coquitlam; Filipino in Surrey; and Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin in Vancouver.

For more information, please contact Bella Cenezero at 604-669-1616 Ext. 105, bella_cenezero@parentsupportbc.ca or Samrah Mian at 604-669-1616 Ext. 106 or e-mail samrah.mian@parentsupporbc.ca.

If you would like to become a facilitator in Prince George, please contact Jessica Turner at 250-962-0600 or parentnorth@shaw.ca

For the Vancouver Island region, please contact Sandi Halvorson at 250-468-3658 or parent@telus.net.

For Victoria, please call 250-384-8042 or email psscoordinator@shaw.ca.

Initial Facilitator Training Workshop

The Parent Support Services Initial Facilitator Training Workshop helps new volunteers to understand their role and strengthen the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate a Parent Support Circle.  The PSS Initial Facilitator Training Workshop is also available to professionals who wish to hone their facilitation skills and learn more about the PSS self-help facilitation model.  The training workshop places an emphasis on:

  • Self-help and co-facilitation model
  • Group process
  • Stages of group development
  • Group mechanics
  • Anti-oppressive practice
  • Information on child abuse prevention

Sample Initial Facilitator Training Outline

Training Schedule

The Parent Support Services Initial Facilitator Training Workshop is held 2-3 times per year for 2.5 days, usually over a weekend.

Friday: 6 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 5:15 pm

Sunday: 9 am - 5:15 pm

Occasionally, the Initial Facilitator Training Workshop is held over three weekdays, or a combination of weekend and weekdays, depending on participant and trainer schedules.

Training Venues

Vancouver, Victoria, Central Island, Prince George

Training Cost

The PSS Initial Facilitator Training Workshop is FREE to volunteers of the Parent Support Services Society of BC who have applied for a Volunteer Parent Support Circle position in their communities, and who have made a volunteer commitment to Parent Support Services of at least one year.

The Initial Facilitator Training fee is $350 for individuals and/or professionals from community agencies who are interested in participating for skill development. The training fee includes a complete training manual with resources, a Facilitator's Handbook, luches, and snacks.