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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress over our texting platform
Do you want to advance access to mental health support? Join our fight to make trauma healing services accessible to all youth. We're a nonprofit on a mission to empower youth of color to heal from trauma from systemic oppression.
We provide personalized, proactive mental health coaching over text message to teens . As a coach, you become someone our students can count on. You implement our Empathize-Normalize-Stabilize coaching framework to help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress. We're not crisis response - we check in with youth proactively each day, reaching them on their good days and bad days. Your role is at the core of what we do.
Note: You do not need a licensure or clinical background to be a coach. We take coaches through 15 hours of our robust training program on evidence-based practices and our coaching model. Coaching is done on our secure web portal that coaches log on to from their own laptops/computers, not on coaches' own personal cell phones or from coaches' personal numbers. All coaches are supervised in real-time by licensed social workers or mental health professionals, who step in during crisis situations.
Hear from one of our students here: vimeo.com/230341010 Learn more and sign up here: http://getmindright.org/ways-to-help/
Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Minimum 2-hour shift once a week
Experience working with underserved youth with a strengths-based lens