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Mentor a Family Who Has Exited Homelessness

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Imagine LA

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IMAGINE LA VOLUNTEER MENTORS SERVE AS FRIENDS, PARTNERS, AND COMPANIONS FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY JOURNEYS. APPLY TO BECOME A MENTOR TODAY!

COVID-19 PIVOT: As we all cope with the COVID-19 crisis, the health and security of our families, mentors, and staff is our top priority. As such, we have pivoted our Mentorship program to be FULLY VIRTUAL for the duration of the crisis. This includes shifting to VIRTUAL platforms for our training sessions, family & mentor kickoff meetings, and all mentor-mentee interactions. When local and national health guidelines are lifted, mentors and mentees will start/continue in-person activities.

Mentor Eligibility

  • 21 years or older
  • Live in Greater Los Angeles
  • Believe in the power of relationships
  • Interested in partnering with families to meet their goals

The Mentor Experience

  • One-on-one relationship-building and mentoring activities with a youth (ages 5 & older) or adult mentee (e.g., trips to the beach, help with science project, budgeting or resumé writing)
  • Ongoing support and resources from Imagine LA Family Team Manager
  • Other volunteer opportunities with Imagine LA (optional)

What’s the Commitment?

  • Mandatory background check
  • Twice monthly visits with your mentee (1-2 hours each / 2-4 hours per month)
  • Mentor Team Conference Calls with your Family Team Manager (1 hour per month)
  • Consistent relationship-building and communication with your mentee (30 min per month)
  • Consistent communication with Imagine LA (30 min per month)
  • Quarterly potluck-style meetings with the family & Family Team Manager (2 hours per quarter)
  • Total: 6-8 hours per month for 12-18 months

Volunteer Benefits

  • It feels great!
  • Free background check
  • Learn about homelessness & poverty
  • Transformative vs. transactional volunteering
  • Develop new skills & relationships
  • Networking opportunities
  • Be an agent of long-term change

More opportunities with Imagine LA

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Imagine LA

Location:

672 S. Lafayette Park Place, STE 28, Los Angeles, CA 90057, US

Mission Statement

Imagine LA ends the cycle of family homelessness by mobilizing trained mentors, collaborative public and private resources, and community leaders who understand that a roof over one’s head is merely the starting point to a better life.

Description

Imagine LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing teams and community resources to end the cycle of family homelessness, poverty and neglect. Our Family Mentorship Program matches a team of volunteer mentors to work directly with a family for 12 - 18 months. Each family member is matched with a one-on-one mentor; every family gets a Finance Mentor. Imagine LA’s professional staff train and guide the Family Mentor Teams through the Program with three main goals for the family: maintain housing, attain self-sufficiency and ensure every member of the family thrives.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Across Greater Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90057

(34.06171,-118.27898)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours per week for 12-18 months

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