200 people are interested
Elementary Lunch Buddy Mentor
ORGANIZATION: Lake Washington School District - Lunch Buddy Program
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200 people are interested
You can make a difference in a local student's life!
The LINKS Lunch Buddy program is looking for caring adults to meet for one hour, one day a week with students who need a little extra one-on-one time and support. Lunch Buddies spend the lunch hour in a pre-assigned area to eat, play games, make crafts, talk, and do other agreed-upon activities.
We ask Lunch Buddy mentors to commit for the school year (from the time you start to mid-June). The time depends on the age of the student but will be up to one hour somewhere between 11:30 and 1:00. There are lunch buddy programs in 15 elementary schools in Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish.
2 Hour Mentor training before you meet your buddy is required
Ongoing support, training, and resources are provided:
- District LINKS Program Coordinator (call, email set up a time to meet anytime)
- School Lunch Buddy Coordinator (call, email, see at the school)
- Mentor Coffee Hours
- Mentor Newsletters
- Mentor Manual
- LINKS Lunch Buddy Website
- LINKS Orientation Folder
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Lake Washington School District - Lunch Buddy Program
16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, US
LINKS Lunch Buddy Mentors provide social-emotional support to students who need a little extra one-on-one attention. Studies have shown that children with mentors are more likely to succeed. The LINKS program has developed three goals that closely align to LWSD’s values: 1) Students will feel connected. 2) Students will feel valued. 3) Students will be engaged in the school community.
LINKS Lunch Buddy Program is an in-school mentoring program that serves students in the Lake Washington School District elementary schools.
The Lunch Buddy Program brings students together with caring adults. Mentors come during school hours once a week and spend the lunch hour in a pre-assigned area to eat, play games, make crafts, talk and do other agreed-upon activities. Mentors provide support to students who need a little extra one-on-one attention.
LINKS Lunch Buddy mentors help students feel engaged, supported and challenged which can improve students' confidence and help students acquire the skills needed for lifelong success, in school and beyond. Studies have shown that children with mentors are more likely to succeed.
We provide training, support and community connection.
Mentors needed in elementary schools in:
If you could make a difference in the life of a child by giving 1 hour a week, would you do it?
Multiple locations Redmond, WA 98052
February 26, 2024
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 19
- Orientation or Training
- One hour a week during lunchtime. Mentors decide which day they would like to visit.
- We are needing Russian, Portuguese and Spanish speaking mentors in Kirkland for kids on a waiting list.