Youth Suicide Prevention Council Mentor
Mesa United Way
Mesa United Way is proud to introduce a new initiative focused on addressing youth suicide prevention in the East Valley. The YOUNITED Teen Advisory Council is an opportunity for youth to learn about and become involved in mental health awareness and suicide prevention. We could use the help of compassionate adult mentors to advise and provide support to our young council members. Adult mentors will be responsible for helping the program lead monitor virtual meetings. Adult mentors can also provide feedback and suggestions to the council members as they develop initiative ideas.
-Attend virtual (Zoom) council meetings 2-4 times a month
-Monitor webcams and chat box for any questions
-Complete suicide prevention gatekeeper training
-Check on youth if they appear distressed and notify the program lead of concerns
-Share your program or event planning knowledge and experience
-Research specific mental health organizations and programs
-Provide other relevant feedback on youth-led initiative ideas
Suggested suicide prevention training will be provided. While it may be done online or in person, we recommend completing it in person for a better experience. For more information on the mentor responsibilities, please contact us.
If you know a teen that may be interested in joining the council, visit our website at www.mesaunitedway.org/younited
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Mesa United Way
137 East University, Mesa, AZ 85201, US
Through our volunteer program we hope to connect individuals who desire to serve in the community with the opportunities that are available. HELENS HOPE CHEST helps foster children with their basic needs, giving children a similar experience of shopping in a consignment store. although the clothing is gently used, children in foster care are given the opportunity to select styles and colors they like. 16 individual rooms accommodate the basic needs of infants,toddlers,children, teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care. MESA VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER provides comprehensive support services to veterans and their families. The MVRC provides resources and referrals to assist in various areas including benefits claims, employment, mental health, and homelessness.
Helens Hope Chest is opened Mon - Fri 8 -5 with the occasional Saturday. Our volunteers must respect the privacy of these delicate children.
We are looking for caring,reliable volunteers willing to commit to at least a year of service a minimum of 4 hours per week or more.
Mesa Veterans Resource Center is open Mon - Fri 8-4. We are looking for ongoing volunteers that can commit at least an hour a month.