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Various Locations - East County and South BaySan Diego, CA92123
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.
Jewish BIGPals matches children 2nd grade through high school from Jewish single parent or non-traditional families with a Jewish mentor from the community. Jewish BIGPals support the children they are matched with in facing life transitions and helping them develop positive self-images, new behaviors, coping skills, and a strengthened Jewish identity. Volunteers and Little Pal families make a one-year commitment and meet twice per month.
Goal of Position:
To provide companionship, friendship, and life-enriching experiences to children from single-parent and non-traditional homes and to help them achieve their full potential through a 1:1 mentoring relationship.
Serving as a positive role-model in the life of someone who needs it the most
Helping to enrich the lives of children or teens from single-parent or non-traditional homes
Personal satisfaction in performing the act of Tikkun Olam- helping to repair the world
Meet with a child or teen in a 1:1 setting at least two times per month
Participate in fun and engaging esteem-building activities with child or teen
Maintain open communication with Program Coordinator
Provide regular updates regarding activities with Little Pal through monthly Survey Monkey
Must be Jewish male or female and reside in San Diego County
Must show stability in personal life, relationships, and work history
Must be reliable, responsible, flexible, patient, and non-judgmental
Must enjoy interacting and spending time with children 2nd grade through high school
Must be able to provide own transportation
Participate in a screening interview
Must have Current California Driver's License and Valid Proof of Auto Insurance
Must be at least 25 years of age and under 70 years of age
Complete volunteer application at www.jfssd.org/volapp
Attend an in-person interview
Pay $35.10 for criminal background & $5 for DMV check
Provide current copy of driver’s license and proof of insurance
Attend Big Pal Training prior to being matched
Participate in supervision meeting with Big Pal, Little Pal, Parent, & Program Coordinator
Have and maintain a clean criminal history and driving record
Two outings per month recommended
Scheduling is flexible
There is no specified work site for this opportunity. Big Pals are with their little pals all throughout San Diego County.