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.
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Help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress over our texting platform
MindRight is a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to empower youth of color to heal from trauma from systemic oppression. We provide personalized mental health coaching over text message to teens. Our coaches are volunteers who implement our Empathize-Normalize-Stabilize coaching framework to help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress. Our coaches are volunteers who are not licensed counselors or mental health professionals . Our Trainers take coaches through 15 hours of robust training on our coaching model.
Our Trainers ensure our coaches are prepared to serve our students. As a Trainer, you conduct trainings of coaches, track progress of coaches, evaluate coaches' progress, help decide when coaches should be cut, and support training logistics.
Our team is bridging the opportunity gap to make mental health support accessible to all youth. Your role is at the core of what we do.
We value individuals with shared experiences of the youth we serve.
Experience training, teaching, mentoring, or tutoring
Experience working with youth in a supportive capacity
Understanding of intersectionality and the role of systemic oppression in the lives of the youth we serve
Appreciation for the needs and strengths of underserved youth and communities
Extremely organized and detailed oriented. Able to hold oneself accountable and follow up on correspondences within 24 hours
Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to think on your feet in responding to unexpected questions. Proven ability to clearly communicate the values of what an organization stands for
Value diversity and inclusion in building teams; view difference as an asset.
Proven ability to exercise astute judgment of people while being aware of one’s own personal biases
Quick learner and proven ability to respond to feedback rapidly and constructively
High emotional intelligence and proven ability to work through conflict
Receive training on MindRight coaching (15 hours)
Commitment of minimum 4 hours/week: includes texting one shift per week (2 hours/week) and training new coaches at least 2 hours/week