Wanted: College Students as Volunteer Mentors for Youth with Disabilities


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


Long Island and New York CityAlbertson, NY 11507
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If you’re looking to make a lasting impact on a deserving youth, consider becoming a Viscardi Mentor today! By creating a meaningful relationship, based on trust and open communication, mentors help young people gain a sense of belonging, build self-confidence and learn new skills and passions. To enroll or for more information, contact Michelle Licata at mlicata@viscardicenter.org or 516.465.1415.

Benefits of Being a Mentor:
* Gain a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
* Develop leadership and management qualities
* Improve communication and interpersonal relationship skills
* Build a larger professional network
* Be recognized for your talents and experience
* Strengthen your own self-worth and confidence
* Learn new things about yourself and others
* Enhance your CV with community involvement
* Better understand how people perceive you
* Grow your circle of friends
* Contribute to the overall well-being of your society

The Viscardi Center’s new Mentoring Initiative program is designed for students, ages 11-17 with a disability or those considered "at-risk", and assists youth in realizing their potential and achieving their personal and educational goals.


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 6 hours per month for one year
  • Genuine desire to be a reliable, positive role model

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