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Orange County Mentor
ORGANIZATION: StandUp for Kids - Orange County
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14 people are interested
A Mentor with the StandUp For Kids program is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted guide to a youth/young adult. S/he helps to ensure that the youth develops important life skills, is exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, stays in school if applicable, and graduates our program with a plan for the future.
The Mentor’s Responsibility to Mentee
Every volunteer mentor must:
Be able to commit to spending at least one year in a relationship with a youth. (excludes interns)
Spend at least 2 hours a week engaged in an activity with their mentees.
Prepare case progress notes on mentee and submit to online file cabinet weekly.
Communicate with their mentee weekly-by telephone or email-to keep in touch about what is going on in their lives.
Honor, all commitments made to the mentee and StandUp For Kids
Be respectful of the mentees time, opinions, and decision-making.
Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors-e.g. patience,
tolerance, and reflective listening.
Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentee
Be encouraging and supportive of the mentee.
Help the mentee develop a milestone plan for completing short and long term goals
Responsibility to StandUp For Kids Program
Every Volunteer Mentor must:
Submit hours once a month.
Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested to do so by program staff.
Complete evaluation surveys as requested by staff.
Be patient and understand the mentoring relationship is a process that takes work
All volunteers must:
Be 18 years of age.
Submit an application, 3 forms of reference, a copy of a photo ID and an auto insurance card.
Pass a criminal background check
Take and pass mandated reporting training online and provide certificate to supervisor.
Successfully complete an interview for a mentor position with staff member.
Exhibit a genuine concern for homeless and at risk youth
Make a 6 month commitment (excludes interns)
Additional Information: Interns will be assigned a semester project and will provide supervisor with weekly updates. Examples are: planning career speakers; collecting, entering and tracking grades; updating resource guide, research; and other community outreach as needed.
About StandUp for Kids - Orange County
PO Box 14398, Irvine, CA 92623, US
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives
StandUp for Kids fights to end youth homelessness by providing resources to homeless and at-risk kids. Resource rang from basic hygiene, healthcare, counseling, menroring, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation to support through our four core programs: Street Outreach, Mentoring, Outreach Centers and Apartment Support.
Aside from these resources and services, StandUp for Kids provides a caring community who values all homeless and at-risk youth. Our mentors and volunteers establish non-threatening relationships with youth and provide them with the lov and support of famlly, helping guide them to independence, education, and self-sufficiency.
1055 El Camino DrSuite ECosta MesaCosta Mesa, CA 92626
January 31, 2024
- Youth Services
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours/week