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Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance - Become a Mentor!

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ORGANIZATION: SONOMA VALLEY MENTORING ALLIANCE INC

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We are looking for caring adults to volunteer and become a mentor to a youth who is in need of social and emotional support. We have a safe and dedicated mentor center on each of the eight Sonoma Valley Unified School District Campuses where our matches meet for one hour during the academic school year. Our mentor centers have a trained staff member who will be a supportive resource for you during your mentoring relationship. Inside our mentor centers are games, art supplies, sports equipment and much more. Therefore all you need to do is come with a smile and have fun with your mentee!

In addition to the one hour a week in a mentor center, we put on enrichment activities should you want to participate. To name a few you can take a cooking class, go on a field trip to Point Reyes, and enjoy a nature hike.

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About SONOMA VALLEY MENTORING ALLIANCE INC

Location:

276 East Napa St., SONOMA, CA 95476, US

Mission Statement

We mentor and empower our youth so they may thrive in life.

Description

The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is in its 25th year of mentoring in Sonoma Valley, having begun in 1996. We are a school based mentoring program and have a safe and dedicated Mentor Center at each one of the eight Sonoma Valley Unified School District Campuses, where our matches meet for one hour a week. Our caring adult mentors are matched with children in need of social and emotional support. The matches are typically made when the child is in elementary school and the relationship stays together through high school graduation. For the past 6 years 100% of our high school seniors have graduated with a plan. Some attend a four year university, a two year college, trade school, and others go directly into the workforce.
In addition to the one-on-one mentoring that occurs during the academic year, we also put on program activities to strengthen the relationship and introduce our mentees to new experiences. We host art and cooking classes, fitness programs, field trips to farms and beaches, and much more!
For our older mentees we have a Roadmap program where we visit local businesses such as the Sonoma Valley Hospital, The Lodge at Sonoma Hotel, and also places like Salesfore, Google and Apple.
Since our inception we have proudly overseen 2,000 matches.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

276 East Napa StreetSonoma, CA 95476

(38.29176,-122.45267)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week during the academic school year. Typically from September through April. Approximately 30 weeks annually given that there are holiday breaks, conference weeks, etc. We are flexible if you travel or will need to miss a week.
  • Must be available during the work week, Monday - Friday, for one hour between 10 am - 3 pm. We require a background check, attendance at a training, as well as reference checks.

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