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Mentor a Youth from Foster Care

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Aging UP

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Aging UP is recruiting mentors who have an interest in volunteering to work with youth 13 years or older that have experience in foster care. Mentors must be 22 years old or older and agree to a one-year commitment. Must be comfortable to communicate through virtual means until social distance protocols are suspended and in-person mentoring resumes. Youth need mentors now more than ever to help cope with feelings of isolation due to social distancing.

The first step to becoming a mentor is to attend a virtual orientation session via Zoom. Orientations are scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, October 28 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, November 6 - 10:30am-11:30am
Tuesday, November 9 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, December 4 - 10:30am-11:30am

Pre-registration is required.

Aging UP's ideal mentors are:
* Open-minded
* Good listener
* Flexible
* Dependable
* Genuinely enjoy teenagers
* Adventurous, youthful-spirit
* Trustworthy
* Patient

More opportunities with Aging UP

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Aging UP

Location:

PO Box 22963, Sacramento, CA 95822, US

Mission Statement

Empowering youth with experience in foster care to successfully transition into adulthood.

Description

Aging UP provides three pillar services to Sacramento Region youth (ages 13-17) who have any experience in foster care. Services include: one-to-one mentoring, positive recreation, and independent living skills education.

Aging UP recruits, screens, and trains adult volunteers in strength-based, trauma-informed mentoring. We then match youth to mentor and provide support as they build a one-to-one relationship.

To further help youth establish self-sufficiency, Aging UP works with experts to arrange UPshops - free independent living skills classes. Matches attend these fun, hands-on workshops with topics covering financial literacy, resume and interview skills, college and career development, healthy living, cooking, and so much more.

Children & Youth
Community
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Sacramento RegionSacramento, CA 95822

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1-year commitment to one-to-one mentoring of a youth, aged 13-17, and connect with youth at least 3 times per month.
  • Willing to travel within Sacramento County to maintain relationship; must have a reliable vehicle, current insurance and clean driving record; pass a fingerprint background check; adhere to all Aging UP policies and procedures.

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