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Become a Mentor: Wilcome Human Services, Inc.

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Wilcome Human Services, Inc.

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Wilcome Human Services, Inc. programs are designed to consult and partner with schools, families and organizations, to help at-risk youth and young adults in everyday living skills, education/academic support, socialization, healthy behaviors and career exploration.

Youth and young-adults are paired or arranged in age appropriate groups, with skilled, professional/trained mentors.

Mentor Role
* Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
* Serve as a positive role model and friend
* Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
* Strive for mutual respect
* Build self-esteem and motivation
* Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment
* Make a one-year commitment
* Spend a minimum of eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
* Communicate with the mentee weekly
* Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
* Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Participation Requirements
* Be at least 25 years old
* Reside in Baltimore, MD and York, PA metro areas
* Be interested in working with young people
* Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
* Be willing to complete the application and screening process
* Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
* Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
* Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
* Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
* Have a clean criminal history
* No use of illicit drugs
* No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
* Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
* Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years




Desirable Qualities
* Willing listener
* Encouraging and supportive
* Patient and flexible
* Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

Benefits
* Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and individuals
* Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
* Training sessions and group activities
* Participation in a mentor support group
* Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
* Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
* Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events

Application and Screening Process
* Written application
* Driving record check
* Criminal history check: state, FBI child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
* Personal interview
* Provide three personal references
* Attend two-hour mentor training



Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 6 months

Type of Mentoring: One-to-One, Group, Team, E-Mentoring

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, First-Generation College, Foster, Residential or Kinship Care, Gang At-Risk, Gang involved, General Youth Population, Homeless/Runaway, Incarcerated Parent, Low Income, Opportunity Youth, Pregnant/Parenting, School Drop-Out, Single-Parent Household

Mentoring Program Goals: Career Exploration, Education/Academic Support, Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Job Placement/Performance

Ages of Youth Served: 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, 18-24

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About Wilcome Human Services, Inc.

Location:

335 N. Main Street, York, PA 17403, US

Mission Statement

Wilcome Human Services, Inc. programs are designed to consult and partner with schools, families and organizations, to help at-risk youth and young adults in everyday living skills, education/academic support, socialization, healthy behaviors and career exploration.

Youth and young-adults are paired or arranged in age appropriate groups, with skilled, professional/trained mentors.

Description

Mentor Role
* Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
* Serve as a positive role model and friend
* Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
* Strive for mutual respect
* Build self-esteem and motivation
* Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment
* Make a one-year commitment
* Spend a minimum of eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
* Communicate with the mentee weekly
* Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
* Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Participation Requirements
* Be at least 25 years old
* Reside in Baltimore, MD and York, PA metro areas
* Be interested in working with young people
* Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
* Be willing to complete the application and screening process
* Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
* Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
* Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
* Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
* Have a clean criminal history
* No use of illicit drugs
* No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
* Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
* Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years




Desirable Qualities
* Willing listener
* Encouraging and supportive
* Patient and flexible
* Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

Benefits
* Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and individuals
* Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
* Training sessions and group activities
* Participation in a mentor support group
* Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
* Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
* Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participant recognition events

Application and Screening Process
* Written application
* Driving record check
* Criminal history check: state, FBI child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
* Personal interview
* Provide three personal references
* Attend two-hour mentor training

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations York, PA 17403

(39.9505,-76.7105)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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