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, Somerset, Camden and Middlesex 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 ages 14-up who would benefit by having the guidance of a caring adult. These include youth who are in (or aging-out of) the foster care system; youth who are not in the system but do not live with their biological parents; and also youth who identify as LGBTQ+ and have been kicked out of their homes by unsympathetic parents. Remember, the common factor in these three groups is every single adult in the life of these youth has abandoned them. They need you just be there-sometimes to guide, sometimes to smile, always to remind them that they are worthwhile. If you have room in your heart for a child, saving their life is a reward that will last forever.

Time Commitment: This is not a full time job. 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.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

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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