The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Now accepting Mentors for the 2018-2019 School Year!
What is CIS Mentoring?
Our equation is a simple one - one adult, one child, one lunch a week= 2 Lives Changed
The CIS Mentoring Program gives adult volunteers and youth the opportunity to engage in a mentoring relationship in a structured and safe school based environment.
Who are Mentors?
CIS mentors are responsible adults willing to commit at least four hours a month toward fostering a positive relationship with a young person. To become a mentor you must:
* Be at least 21 years of age * Complete a mentor application and interview * Pass a background check and reference check * Submit a copy of your driver's license * Complete 3 hour mentor training * Commit to a match for a minimum of one year
Research has shown that a young person who has a mentor is more likely to: * Improve self-esteem * Stay in school * Improve academic and social skills * Feel encouraged to develop positive behaviors, attitudes and ambitions
Research has shown that adults who serve as mentors experience: * Improved health and self-esteem * A sense of purpose * A much-needed break from their busy professional lives
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
4 hours a month, 1 hour a week
Must take place during school hours. Mentor must commit for one school year.