Mentor a Child who is Aging-Out of Foster Care - New Jersey


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Mercer and Somerset CountiesTrenton, NJ 08638

There is no reason for her to be exploited when she can grow up to be successful

About

Volunteers needed to train to work on a one-to-one basis with a youth who is aging-out of foster care and needs a life plan. Your responsibility begins with helping them to access programs and benefits that will make it possible for them to thrive. Beyond that, our expectation is that you will make a friend for life. Remember, every single person in the life of a foster child has abandoned them. You are the one person they can count on to just be there-sometimes to guide, sometimes to smile. This is not a full time job. If you have room in your heart for a child, saving their life is a reward that will last forever.

Time Commitment: The best way to illustrate the time-commitment is to consider that children are comforted by knowing that you are 100% available, but they only actually need you about 1% of the time.

We recently received a grant from the Elks National Fund via the Princeton Elks Lodge so we have expanded our reach to include both Mercer and Somerset Countiies in New Jersey.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies: See explanation in Description
  • You just have to be willing to make a friend. We'll train you.
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