Archive for July, 2011

Wanna be a Sense Project animator?

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Are you interested in facilitating sex ed workshops with youth? Do you want to contribute to the Sense Project at Head & Hands? We are currently seeking new volunteer animators for the 2011-12 school year!

Some need-to-know info about applying to be a Sense Project animator:

  • New animators must be aged 25 and under
  • We’re looking for people who can commit to being an animator for the entire school year (Sept-early Dec, Jan-May)
  • Animators should have at least some availability on weekdays during the day. Last year’s animators volunteered an average of 70 hours each throughout the school year, but how much you end up volunteering depends on your schedule and your availability.
  • Bilingualism is not mandatory, but it’s an asset if you are comfortable animating in French. The working language of the training is English.
  • It is also an asset if you have previous animation experience or experience working with youth, but it’s not a requirement.
  • It is mandatory to attend the full animator training (see dates below).

Animator training dates:

Tuesday Sept. 6th 6-9pm

Thursday Sept. 8th 6-9pm

Saturday Sept. 10th 11-4pm

Tuesday Sept. 13th 6-9pm

Thursday Sept. 15th 6-9pm

Saturday Sept. 17th 11-4pm

Tuesday Sept. 20th 6-9pm

Thursday Sept. 22nd 6-9pm

Saturday Sept. 24th 11-4pm

If you meet these criteria, download the volunteer application form send it to Nikki at healthed@headandhands.ca by Wednesday, August 10th. We’ll then book a short screening interview with selected volunteers. If you have any questions, feel free to call Nikki at (514) 481-0277!

Sense animator Emily learned all about IUDs at last year's training!

Sense animator Emily learned all about IUDs at last year's training!

Ask anything: where to get free condoms!

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Q: Where can I get free condoms in Montreal?

A: You can get free condoms here at Head & Hands (5833 Sherbrooke St. Ouest) – see our website for our opening hours, or call our streetworkers who always have them on hand!  You can also get them at CLSCs (find your nearest CLSC here), at many schools/CEGEPs/universities (try the nurse’s office or health services, guidance counsellor or social worker), and at other community organizations or youth centres, like AIDS Community Care Montreal, Rezo, Dans la rue/Pops van, or Head & Hands’ teen drop-in centre, J2K. Concordia’s 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy and McGill’s Union for Gender Empowerment also stock condoms and other safer sex supplies.  Happy searching!