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Mentors Needed for Girls Mentoring Program

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: iDream Inc

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Female Mentors Needed

Our Mentoring Program is designed to create one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and/or academic lives.

A Mentor is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to a student. He/She helps to ensure that the student develops important academic and life skills, is exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, stays in school, and graduates with a plan for pursuing post-secondary education.

Essential Function/Responsibilities

Every volunteer mentor must:

  • Be able to commit to spending at least one year in a relationship with a student.
  • Spend at least (2) two hours a month engaged in a mutually agreed-upon activity with their mentee.
  • Communicate with their mentee weekly--by telephone or email--to keep in touch about what is going on in their lives.
  • Honor, all commitments made to the mentee.
  • Be respectful of the mentee's time, opinions, and decision-making.
  • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors--e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening.
  • Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee and his or her family.
  • Be encouraging and supportive of the mentee.
  • Help the mentee develop a milestone plan for completing high school and going on to college or work.
  • Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested to do so by program staff.
  • Complete evaluation surveys as requested by staff.
  • To be able to offer this program for free, we ask that each mentor find a sponsor for their mentee.

Application & Screening Process

  • Submit cover letter and resume with 2 forms of reference to volunteer@idreamyouth.org.
  • Successfully complete an interview for a mentor position with the Director.
  • Submit a criminal background check and a copy of your Driver's License.
  • Attend Orientation & Training.

To learn more about the program please visit: http://www.idreamyouth.org/?p=602 or call us at (404) 462-8509.

How to apply

To apply please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to volunteer@idreamyouth.org.

Location

Atlanta, GA, US

Time Commitment

Days of week
Weekends
Schedule
Flexible schedule

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