Purpose: Adult mentors partner with an adult client (mentee) to help that mentee reach their goals. Mentee's goals can range from starting a small business, going back to school, learning a new language, finding an art/hobby, etc. We encourage mentors to use their own skills, interests, communities, etc. to inform and foster their relationship with their mentee. Mentors are not expected to act as therapists or case managers for mentees, but are expected to provide support and guidance towards mentee's goals.
Be available to meet with your mentee 1-3 hours per week, and be willing to travel to visits as needed and/or be reasonably available by phone
Provide consistent support and nonjudgment to your mentee
Assist mentees in enhancing self-confidence and trust by being reliable and dependable
Act as a role model for basic life skills such as keeping appointments, handling and expressing feelings, and exploring options for problem solving
Respect the confidentiality of information the mentee shares
Participate in monthly peer supervision with fellow mentors
Complete documented interview upon termination with the mentee
Desire to make a difference in the lives of survivors
Ability to be patient, consistent, flexible, and reliable
Ability to be non-judgmental and authentic
Exceptional at handling difficult histories and emotions without becoming overwhelmed
Must be able to provide own transportation
Bilingual/multilingual is a plus!
Mentors are required to complete a comprehensive training as they will be working directly with adult survivors. Additionally, mentors participate in monthly peer supervision sessions with staff and individual supervision in person or via telephone can be provided as needed. The Director of Community Programs is available for questions and support as needed.
Participate in the opportunity to join with amazing women who will support, empower and nurture each other while creating lasting change
Gain experience in mentorship and coaching
Opportunities to attend trainings facilitated by staff
Recognition that you are making a positive impact on survivors and their families
Be thanked for all of your hard work at our volunteer appreciation event!