"We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark."- Whoopi Goldberg
We need you to share your experiences with our participants. We need you to give a little bit of time and care by throwing little torches along the roadway to help those in need of a lighted path to success. Our participants are citizens in need of a second chance through life coaching to help them become self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
Superior coaching is a critical component of the success of our programs; therefore, a great deal of time and care goes into assembling the best team of coaches. In addition to being a warm, bright, and compassionate person you must also be a good listener and a creative thinker. All volunteers are required to complete TBAH coach-specific training in order to ensure your success.
Once you have been approved as a volunteer coach and added to our network, you will be matched with clients according to your geographic area and coaching niche or interests whenever possible. You may coach up to 5 clients at a time based upon your desire and availability. You will be provided your client’s contact information and be expected to contact your client, submit a coaching agreement signed by both you and the client, and complete your first session within one week from accepting the assignment. Each month you will meet with your client, typically by telephone, for approximately one hour. Your client will have received a personal goal assessment package to work on with your support. The packet provides a structured tool that allows the client to make the most effective use of their 6-month program. It helps the client to narrow down their needs to one or two specific goals to work on during the program. Much the same as in any traditional coaching session, you will support, encourage and coach your assigned client in fulfilling these goals. You will do this using the skills you have learned in training, your personal experience, the tools identified in your Volunteer Coach Handbook and by assigning appropriate homework. You will also maintain monthly progress reports that should be submitted to your assigned mentor coach.
At the end of each session that you have an assigned client, you will update your mentor coach by email to discuss your sessions. You may use this time to further develop your coaching style as well as to get support on any difficult client issues. Your mentor coach will be an experienced and highly competent coach and should be used as a valuable resource. Because TBAH so strongly believes in continuing education and development, we provide quarterly training as an additional benefit to our dedicated volunteer coaches.
Apply today to give to someone who needs a second chance and an opportunity to succeed in our community!
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To make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth, adults, individuals, and their families, by providing positive development programs in a safe, supportive, and structured environment through which young people, adults, and their families can overcome economic, social, and educational barriers and achieve skills so that individually, each may become productive members of society and build strong families, leading to even stronger communities.
Tampa Bay Academy of Hope was founded in 1996. Since its inception TBAH has assisted over 25,000 youth, adults and families with leadership training, counseling, mentoring, job placement, education, and scholarship development programs. TBAH is dedicated to helping youth, adults and families take personal responsibility leading to self-sufficiency through the following programs: Mentoring+, Talent Outreach Program (TOP), JOBS, HOPE, YouthBuild TBAH, and Parent Leadership & Advocacy Network (PLAN). TBAH programs are designed to teach and reinforce positive personal development and leadership skills. Personal growth is enhanced through mentoring services and activities. TBAH is dedicated to making a difference by providing positive development programs in a safe, supportive, and structured environment through which young people, adults, and families can overcome economic, social, and educational barriers and achieve skills so that individually, each may become productive members of society and build strong families, leading to even stronger communities.