Mentor - Child and Family Services
This position is suitable for: Individuals
Position descriptionCan you become a real live Action Hero for a child in need? Discover the hero in your heart and become a mentor in Child and Family Service's Therapeutic Mentoring Program. Caring adult role models are needed to mentor children, ages 7 to 14. Mentors are typically matched with children in one of our residential facilities, the Villa Maria School Program, or our outpatient programs. The children receiving services come from neighborhoods, both nearby and across the state of Maryland, to be treated for emotional disabilities. Many have experienced problems at home, at school, or in the community. The children are anxiously awaiting that one special person who will become that loyal, trusted friend they can count on no matter what happens: their mentor. Can you commit for at least one year and give two hours a week to a child? As a mentor, you'll provide a one-to-one relationship that includes trust and responsibility. Flexibility, consistency and a desire to create a healthy long-term relationship with the mentored child are critical. Mentors are provided with orientation, printed materials, training, and opportunities to network with other mentors as well as regular contact with the Mentor Coordinator.
Hours or times of day volunteers are needed: Must be able to commit at least two hours per week for at least one year. Evenings and weekends.
Special skills required or recommended for this position: Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. All prospective candidates must pass background checks, complete orientation, and attend special trainings.
This volunteer position is open at: St. Vincent's Villa
in: Baltimore County
To volunteer for this position, or for more information about volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator Patricia Newman, 410.547.5553, email@example.com.