Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Family Enhancement Center4826 Chicago Avenue south #105MinneapolisMinneapolis, MN 55417

About

The volunteer will Develop relationships with families that are involved with the Nest Project Program which will promote positive 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a friend

  • Record time spent with families software )

  • Check-in with clients (WEEKLY)

  • Give rides to clients for doctor’s appointments

  • 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.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

Kids People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 6-10 hours a month and activity as determined

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