As a peer mentor you will be paired up with a student with high functioning autism and assigned to a not-for profit volunteer site with up to three other student pairs. The responsibilities and benefits for your participation include the following:
Modeling social skills for the students with high functioning autism
Performing a community service assignment alongside your student partner
Learning to find things in common with people who are different from you
Gaining experience to help you in the work force later on. (Volunteer experience may be used as a reference for employment.)
Acquiring community service hours to complete requirements for school coursework
Participating in two social activities with the other students
The students are required to perform a total of 3 hours of community service/job training a week for 9 weeks. Peer Connections provides real world experience in an employment setting focusing on the following essential employment skills.
We have multiple sites in Salt Lake and Utah County that are available.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Must commit to 3 hours a week for 9 weeks