Develop relationships with families tha t are involved with the Nest Project Program which will promote positi ve family, child development and decision-making.
Role : The mentor’s role is to support their families by:
Empowering them to resolve current issues and to develop coping strategies for parenting .
Provide a model for a healthy, trusting relationship through clear communication and setting appropriate boundaries.
Acknowledging their strengths, talents and gifts and encouraging them to find ways to use them.
Be an active listener and offer support and encouragement when appropriate.
Engage in activities outside of the home.
Be a frie nd
Record time spent with families (software)
Check-in with clients (WEEKLY)
Give rides to clients for doctor’s appointment s
Provide short term babysitting for clients when overwhelmed (ONCE A MONTH)
Monthly supervision/support groups with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Maintain confidentiality of participants.
Clear communication with the family and Volunteer Coordinator.
- Child Care
- People Skills
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 6-10 hours a month and activity as determined
- 3 years commitment