WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
IF YOU HAVE A PASSION TO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE, THIS MAYBE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!
To give a young person (male or female between the ages of 5 and 14) in need of social, educational, recreational development and emotional support the companionship of an adult to supplement the work of parents, teachers, counselors, social workers and other social services and education professionals
Duties / Responsibilities:
The mentor / summer camp teacher will be assigned to a group of children and will be responsible for meeting with the children and helping with their academic lessons on a weekly basis twenty - five plus hours hours a week within an educational environment. 3 month summer commitment is the minimum accepted. The intern may be asked to work on certain aspects of the groups development. He or she will work closely with our staff through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings to understand the youth and his or her family and environment better and to facilitate activities to help the child. The intern will serve as an example/role model to demonstrate that adults can give, and should receive, respect (and will make an occasional mistake). Self-realization and improved self-esteem for the young person are important goals of the relationship. It should be emphasized that the intern in no way replaces the parent. Rather, he or she provides interested, compassionate friendship while serving as a summer camp teacher / mentor to improve the childs academic abilities.
Requirements / Qualifications:
A person who is interested in becoming a mentor / summer camp teacher must be able to get to the site on required days. Experience in teaching, human services or related fields are helpful. Experience as a parent or extensive experience with young people is also helpful.
The volunteer should have the ability to accept and relate to youth who may not share the interns lifestyle and values. This job site is within a low - income urban area. The volunteer should respect the clients right to self-determination and independence. This respect is an essential element in the relationship. The volunteer should exhibit a great deal of common sense, intelligence, friendliness, maturity, sensitivity and responsibility.
The average volunteer will put in approximately 32 to 80 hours each month in services to the children. This commitment may come in larger or smaller doses, but the volunteer must be consistent. The minimum commitment expectation of any volunteer mentor will be 3 month summer session.
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 10+ hours week
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