The AJET Peer Support Group is recruiting volunteers for the 2018 – 2019 JET year! Applications due March 18th!
PSG is a confidential and anonymous resource provided by JETs, for JETs. Our volunteers are trained to listen and support callers through a wide spectrum of challenges, and put them in touch with the appropriate resources.
PSG operates from 8pm to 7am, 365 days a year, and is the only overnight support service designed to serve JETs nationwide. Contact us at 050-5534-5566, on Skype at "AJETPSG", or check out our website at www.ajetpsg.com
Who We're Looking For
Any re-contracting JET (ALT or CIR) is eligible to volunteer with PSG. We seek open-minded and dedicated volunteers with an interest in assisting other JETs, and a willingness to learn PSG’s specific way of accomplishing this.
PSG volunteers are NOT counsellors, but peers who train to be effective listeners and a resource for other JETs. Prior training in psychology or counselling, or service in support roles may be helpful, but is not required. All selected volunteers will undergo approximately 25 hours of training and role-play exercises to understand PSG’s mission and techniques.
All prospective volunteers must have reliable home internet service, e.g. via a landline. A smartphone or pocket WIFI alone is not sufficient.
Flexible. Members typically volunteer two to three evenings each month. Volunteers must submit ten open evenings each month and two holiday/ weekend nights from which their shifts will be assigned.
Successful applicants will take part in mandatory training sessions throughout mid-May and June. While multiple sessions will be scheduled, in principle new volunteers will have to devote one full evening per week for five weeks to complete training, with individually scheduled practice role-plays to follow.
How to Apply
Interested JETs may apply via the 'Become a Volunteer' page on our website: www.ajetpsg.com. For further inquiries, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rose Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact the hotline with recruiting-related questions.
Applications will be open from February 15, 2018 to March 12, 2018.