Share your Passions, Change a Life! Mentor with the AYCC Mentoring Program
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will help change a child’s life? Volunteer to become a mentor with the AYCC Mentoring Program!
The AYCC Mentoring Program serves the children of Waterville and surrounding areas by helping them engage in more intentional interactions with others that will enhance positive development and learning.
Go to www.clubaycc.org/mentoring to get involved and fill out "Mentor Interest Survey".
What is the role of a mentor?
The primary role of a mentor is to be a friend to their mentee. Mentors will exemplify positive characteristics and be a consistent, supportive presence in their mentee’s life. They will create genuine relationships and provide consistent support to their mentee.
Who can be a mentor?
Any adult (18+) with a consistent, predictable schedule who can commit to being a mentor for one year and has a desire to work with children to promote positive youth development.
Responsibilities & Requirements
Mentor participation includes the following...
- Visit your mentee one hour a week for one year
- Complete background screenings
- Attend initial and ongoing mentor training
- Attend matching event
- Create activities that you and your mentee would enjoy doing together
- End of match celebration
Benefits of Mentoring
- Build connections with your community
- Learn new skills
- Receive extensive mentor training and support
- Opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life while earning volunteer hours
- Become eligible for a discounted AYCC membership and free use of the facility after mentoring visit
Visit www.clubaycc.org/mentoring for more information and fill out the "Mentor Interest Survey" to get involved.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ALFOND YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER
126 NORTH ST, WATERVILLE, ME 04901, US
To inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Waterville Boys Club was established on December 12th, 1924 and the YMCA in 1948; both clubs served the needs of the Greater Waterville Area, and in 1972 the Girls Club and Boys Club merged creating the Waterville Boys & Girls Club. When renovations were needed for both facilities the late Harold Alfond proposed combining the two organizations under one roof to better serve the needs of the community. Thus, the Alfond Youth and Community Center was established in 1999.
Today, we serve over 4,000 youth members and 500 adult members from 191 communities in a wide variety of programs. We serve residents of Maine with 34.6% of incomes below poverty level and 50% of public school students reporting food insecurity. Over 75% of our youth qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program and, as a result, attend our programs at no cost to them. We feed our youth a nutritious meal every day and a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime at the rate of 85,000 meals and snacks annually and 125 Weekend Meal Backpacks that supplement meals for over 380 family members every Friday.
126 North StWaterville, ME 04901
July 26, 2021
- Child Care
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers must meet with their mentee one hour a week for one year.
- Attend in-person training with program coordinators.