Now more than ever, teens in Sonoma County need caring mentors to help them succeed in the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Your role as a mentor is to meet, in-person or virtually, with your student cohort, and engage in two monthly meetings where youth and adults work together. In addition, we will propose optional outdoor, socially-distanced activities such as: outdoor games, trivia games, coffee chats, study sessions, and more.
Our program will create various cohorts of 2 mentors and 6-8 students. Each cohort will select a time to meet, in-person or virtually, to engage in the program.
You will be trained to provide support, and be a positive role model for the youth in the program. By guiding them through activities, providing the cohort with resources, and help them set, and achieve, academic and life goals.
Roles of Volunteer Mentors
Complete screening and training requirements set by 4-H and school districts
Set up a time and day to virtually meet with your cohort
Attend monthly meetings to engage in fun team building activities (Virtual or In-Person)
Work with other mentors to provide students with academic support
Work with 4-H staff to help provide youth with resources they need to succeed
Guide students through structured activities to help them set and achieve their goals
Help evaluate the program by providing reflections from mentors and students
***VIRTUAL TRAINING ON FRIDAY 08/07/2020 @ 5:00PM*** Email us to get the Zoom meeting information!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About County of Sonoma Human Resources
575 Administrative Drive, Suite 116-B, Attn: Volunteer Program, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, US
The mission of the Volunteer Program is to enhance and extend the County of Sonoma's ability to provide services through training, relationship development, and by connecting people with opportunities to serve the community.
The Volunteer Program, housed in Sonoma County's Human Resources Department, places volunteers throughout 72 different county programs to assist departments in extending and augmenting public services they provide.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
July 23, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
One monthly meeting along with one activity you have to help organize at your convenience. It's less than 4 total hours per month.
Being bilingual (Spanish-English) is a great skill to have as we will work primarily with Latino Youth.