FORGE Leadership Training
Whether you’re an existing volunteer or completely new to NightShift, our FORGE course provides a good foundation for anyone to get involved in street outreach at NightShift, or elsewhere.
Our in-person training has been suspended due to COVID-19, but our new, online format was launched in November 2020. Additional dates for Spring 2021 are to be announced, but in the meantime, head over to register for an online Volunteer Introduction session as a prerequisite for taking FORGE.
FORGE helps you to serve and lead well and provides you with reliable tools for your belt. The material will help you to understand street life and poverty and will build on those skills with communication, compassion and teamwork. You will meet police officers, addictions and mental illness specialists, counsellors and more. These caring professionals will teach from their areas of expertise, providing you the most up-to-date, applicable information possible. Our online course modules include live presentations and an opportunity to interact in small groups. As a bonus, the program provides life-skills training that can be applied in any area of your life.
Our job is not done. There is a growing number of people in need all over our cities. It’s going to take an army of passionate, equipped people to reach them. It’s our job to empower you with the teaching and training you need to serve and make a difference.
It’s not much! There is an educational fee per adult of $60 (or $100 per couple) to help cover the cost of materials, including a participant’s guide, a copy of The Shift book, NightShift gear, a graduation certificate and more.
Our online registration is currently closed, but feel free to email us with any questions or to be added to the waiting list.