Children Impacted by Cancer Need Mentors

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ORGANIZATION: Walk With Sally

Men in Mentor

Title: Mentor

Team: Program

Reports to: Case Manager

Works with: One child/teen between ages 7-17

Description of Role:

Cancer changes everything for the family and children enrolled in our program would like support from a mentor during hard times. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing assistance through our individualized mentoring and community building services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardians, relative, sibling's cancer journey. No one should face a loved one's cancer alone. Help us, help them!

*This request is for male mentors from our families we serve*

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to the program and assigned mentee for a minimum of 1 year
  • Curate positive, creative, and/or outdoors activities to engage mentee for at least 6-8 hours per month (We also suggest free of cost activities for you to fulfill this requirement)
  • Participate quarterly in a mentor roundtables to connect with other mentors and build community
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned Case Manager for further support, guidance, and/or access to resources
  • Have fun, be you, and take of yourself too

Qualifications Needed:

  • 22 years of age or older
  • Have lived with or lost a parent / sibling/ friend/ loved one to cancer or are a cancer survivor (must be in remission for 5 years)
  • Successfully pass background check
  • Negative TB test result

Training:

  • We provide a one time- 2 hour virtual mentor training and provide ongoing support as needed. Ask us for our next training date!

The location listed above is not exactly where you will be volunteering. We have children on our waitlist all over the Greater Los Angeles area and create listing for volunteers near where we have children in need of a mentor.


Please feel free to check out our website at www.walkwithsally.org or leave us a comment with any additional questions you may have.

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About Walk With Sally

Location:

840 Apollo Street, Suite 324, El Segundo, CA 90245, US

Mission Statement

Walk With Sally provides hope through our individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling's cancer journey.

Description

Walk With Sally believes no child should walk alone in the face of a loved one's cancer journey. Because we don't want cancer to define or limit children for the rest of their lives, we create hope, healing and a supportive community through individualized mentoring, which transforms the lives not only of the children, but also of the families impacted by cancer.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sun Valley, CA 91352

(34.23016,-118.35204)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours per month for a minimum of 1 year
  • Volunteers must have lived with or lost a parent, sibling, or loved one to cancer; or be a survivor themselves

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