The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Are you looking for a truly meaningful volunteer experience? Catholic Charities is currently recruiting mentors to work with youth ages 9-12 in Lake County.
We are having an informational
Wednesday, April 11th, 5:30-7pm 671 South Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL
Once you’ve been matched, you can develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. Outings can happen during the week or on the weekend. Take in a movie, visit a museum, play a board game, or just spend a day in the park. Our Program Coordinator will be there every step of the way to offer guidance and training, suggest age appropriate activities, and help you develop a strong relationship with your mentee. You will also have an opportunity to participate in quarterly special events that bring all of our mentors and mentees together to engage in fun activities, share ideas, and build supportive relationships. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Be at least 21 years old
Commit to a minimum of a 1 year relationship, meeting 1-2 hours per week
Complete volunteer application, orientation process and mentor trainings
Own a car and have a valid Illinois DL and proof of insurance (no car sharing programs allowed) Must have 3 years of experience driving with a valid DL
Be willing to drive up to 30 minutes to pick up your mentee, and drive mentee to and from all outings
Allow the agency to conduct a thorough Criminal Background and Driving Motor Vehicle Check
Be able to participate in regular meetings/phone contacts with Catholic Charities staff person.