Mentor/Volunteer


(42.37944,-82.95768)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2629 LenoxDetroitDetroit, MI 48215
Caught Up Mentees

About

Become a Mentor

PURPOSE: To give a young person in need of social, developmental and emotional support the companionship of a caring adult.


"If I hadn't had mentors, I wouldn't be here today. I'm a product of great mentoring, great coaching... Coaches or mentors are very important.."

Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo

Mentor Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting with the assigned mentee for the agreed-upon time frame (i.e., often weekly meetings for at least one year)
  • Act as a resource and guide
  • Serve as an example/role model
  • Accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values
  • Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence

Mentor Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Willing spirit
  • Openness to cultural differences
  • Good listening skills
  • Patience
  • Sense of humor
  • Commitment

Matching Process:

Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge, and temperament of both the young person and the mentor.

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Training in communication skills, the role of a mentor, diversity training and youth development.
  • Increased skills in working with youth
  • Insight into the life of a youth and youth culture
  • The privilege of interacting with a young person open to being guided by a caring adult

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Program Management
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours a month

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