Words Alive is looking for volunteer mentors to pair with inspiring students within our Scholarship Program!
Mentors: A mentor is a volunteer who advises a scholarship recipient during the program year (August 2017-May 2018) by providing support (e.g., meetings, advice, and help with fund requests for the scholarship). This is a rewarding opportunity with a year-long commitment, but is one you can manage on your own time as it requires you and the student to meet when possible for both parties.
What is the time commitment?
- Training: Words Alive will host a training/orientation for new mentors - August 1st. We are looking to recruit professionals in the community (e.g., social workers, SDCOE employees, counselors, scholarship coordinators) as well as Momentum Learning students (current/former) to serve on a panel. The intention is to have a question and answer session that will help prepare the mentor for his/her role.
- Fun Event: We will host a Mentee/Mentor Orientation at the Padres game on July 25th. This will be a "get to know your mentor/mentee" session. More information to come on this FUN event!
- Role: Meet with your mentee once a month. The meetings can be conducted by phone, Skype or in-person, and are designed to complete a "progress report" to ensure that the recipient (or mentee) is receiving enough support.
- Paperwork: Submit fund requests monthly (first Monday of each month) to the Words Alive Program Manager.
Please note that not all mentor applicants will be placed with a mentee. We will consider your Words Alive volunteer application, your mentor survey results and the best fit for both mentors and mentees to pair. Thank you for your interest!
- Youth Services
- Financial Literacy
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- Monthly check-ins with your mentee (at minimum)
- Volunteer application, TB test