Female mentor needed for a teen impacted by cancer

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ORGANIZATION: Walk With Sally

Female mentor

Works with: One girl, 15 years old

We are looking for a female mentor for a 15 year old girl who lost her father to cancer. She likes playing sports such as soccer and basketball. Likes music, photography and enjoys dancing. Can you become her friend?

Description of Role:

Cancer changes everything for the family. The children enrolled in our program would like support from a mentor during hard times. No prior experience is needed however we ask that you enjoy interacting with children from diverse backgrounds. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing hope through our individualized mentoring and community building services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardians, relative, sibling's cancer journey. No one should face a loved one's cancer alone.

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to the program and assigned mentee for a minimum of 1 year
  • Engage mentee in positive, creative, and/or community building activities for at least 6-8 hours per month (We also suggest free of cost activities for you to fulfill this requirement)
  • Participate quarterly in a mentor roundtables to connect with other mentors and build community
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned Case Manager for further support, guidance, and/or access to resources
  • Have fun, be you, and take of yourself too

Qualifications Needed:

  • 22 years of age or older
  • Have lived with or lost a parent / sibling/ friend/ loved one to cancer or are a cancer survivor (must be in remission for 5 years)
  • Successfully pass background check

Training:

  • We provide a one time- 2 hour virtual (Zoom) mentor training and provide ongoing support as needed. Ask us for our next training date!
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter online training for volunteers

Please feel free to check out our website at www.walkwithsally.org and Apply Today!

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About Walk With Sally

Location:

840 Apollo Street, Suite 324, El Segundo, CA 90245, US

Mission Statement

Walk With Sally is dedicated to lessening the burden of cancer for children and families through critical programs and services by way of mentorship, mental health support, art healing, and financial empowerment.

Description

Walk With Sally believes no child should walk alone in the face of a loved one's cancer journey. Because we don't want cancer to define or limit children for the rest of their lives, we create hope, healing and a supportive community through individualized mentoring, which transforms the lives not only of the children, but also of the families impacted by cancer.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Bellflower, CA 90706

(33.88224,-118.12397)
 

SKILLS

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours per month for one year
  • Volunteers must have lived with or lost a parent or sibling to cancer; or be a survivor in remission for 5 years

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