Purpose/Program Description: WNS volunteer mentors are adults looking to invest in a child’s life as a positive role model, and encourage them create and meet goals. They should be people who are interested in developing a relationship with the child, and be open to the possibility of sometimes spending time with their child outside of normal program hours (upon the approval of both the K-8 Program Manager and the mentee’s parent/guardian) to meet their family, take them out to lunch, or to various fun events in the city. Our goal is for each child enrolled in WNS's after school program to have his or her own mentor, so this is one area we could always use more help. Mentees are matched to their mentor based on common interests, goals, or hobbies, so when applying please mention a few of the things you enjoy. If, after meeting with your child, a positive relationship is not established, we will work to find you a new mentee. If you need in service hours or practicum hours, just let us know and we can work with you to document your time volunteering. Commitment: After Labor Day, must commit to volunteering one day a week for a minmum of 30 minutes between 4-6:00pm for an entire school year (unless otherwise arranged with the K-8 Program Director).
Responsibilities: Engage and develop relationships with students. Be creative in your approach to mentoring your mentee Be a supportive voice to students. Work with assigned mentee for a minimum of one hour per week. Help enhance educational understanding for the mentee Must work well with diverse population Maintain positive work attitude, enthusiasm, and self-confidence Exhibit punctuality and maintain regular attendance when scheduled Have a positive attitude Be flexible Follow all K-8 Policies and Procedures Communicate any issues to the Program Manager Report any suspicions of child abuse to the Program Manager as we are mandated to report any abuse concerns to the State of Indiana If, due to schedule complications, you are unable to make it for your scheduled meeting, please let the Program Manager know as soon as possible. Application notes: Must provide at least two references and include their names, phone numbers, relationship to the reference, and their occupation
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Duration of school year
- Must be a high school graduateMust be patient, open-minded & enjoy working with