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Virtual Opportunity: Be a mentor-Help a child with IBD!!

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Crohn's and Colitis Connect Mentoring - Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • 48 people are interested
Crohn's and Colitis Connect Mentoring

Crohn's and Colitis Connect Mentoring Program

You can . . .

  • Make a difference
  • Help a child with IBD
  • Learn more about IBD
  • Meet other people like you
Be a mentor . . .

Get matched with a mentee age 10-17 years and
  • Get together 1-2 times per month, virtually and/or in person
  • Text, video chat (e.g., Skype, FaceTime), or call once a week
  • Attend group activities with other mentors and mentees, virtually and/or in person
  • For 1 year

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About Crohn's and Colitis Connect Mentoring - Nationwide Children's Hospital


Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Crohn’s and Colitis Connect Mentoring Program is for mentors to empower youth to live well with IBD.


The Crohn's and Colitis Connect Mentoring Program was developed from empirical research on mentoring programs, best practices that have been developed from this research, resources from Big Brothers Big Sisters and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and focus groups conducted with youth with IBD, their parents, and young adults with IBD. The program is funded by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

You Can Make a Difference! Be an IBD Mentor. If you have IBD, are 16 or older and enjoy working with boys or girls ages 10 to 17, you may qualify to be a mentor as part of a Mentoring Research Study. Time spent with the mentee is individually and in group mentoring settings both in person and virtually. All participants will go through a screening process that has both in person and virtual components.

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Children & Youth
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours per month
  • Crohn's or ulcerative colitis at least 1 year & managing it well; live within one hour of metro Columbus area; computer access (able to stream videos), pass screening

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