Utilizing Youth as Prevention Volunteers

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This course discusses key concepts and questions for engaging youth as prevention volunteers. Volunteers are essential for our work, yet so often we miss opportunities for volunteers, seeing them only as helpful for administrative or response work. Complete the lesson below to prepare to successfully manage prevention volunteers in your organization.

Learning Objectives:


  • Describe 6 key considerations/questions for engaging youth as volunteers in SV/DV prevention.


  • Identify at least 2 prevention needs that are conducive to youth volunteers.
  • Identify at least 1 organizational strategy for effectively utilizing youth as prevention volunteers.
  • Identify at least 1 realistic organizational strategy to effectively retain youth as prevention volunteers.

Course Materials:

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Course Features

  • Lectures 9
  • Quizzes 3
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 15
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Introduction 3

    • Lecture1.1
      Volunteers are Essential
    • Lecture1.2
      Youth are Engaged
    • Lecture1.3
      Youth as Prevention Volunteers
  • Your Agency 2

    • Lecture2.1
    • Quiz2.1
      Your Agency Quiz 2 questions
  • Who Do You Want? 2

    • Lecture3.1
    • Quiz3.1
      Who Do You Want? Quiz 2 questions
  • Recruitment 2

    • Lecture4.1
    • Quiz4.1
      Recruitment Quiz 1 question
  • In Review 2

    • Lecture5.1
      Review Key Questions
    • Lecture5.2
  • Additional Resources 1

    • Lecture6.1
      Additional resources here