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Nest Program Family Mentor

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Family Enhancement Center

Nest Program Mentor

Summary

Volunteer Reports to Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers will receive training to become mentors in our Nest Program, with the goal of strengthening families and preventing child abuse. The Nest Program is designed to support families struggling with child management issues either due to a parent or child’s mental health, family trauma or other stressful circumstances that make parenting difficult. Mentors will be asked to connect with their assigned family every week. Activities may include:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Helping parents identify their own and their child’s strengths
  • Increasing parental discipline options
  • Improving social skills
  • Helping families enjoy spending time together
Requirements
  • Must complete FEC Volunteer Form and Background Check
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of Family Enhancement Center volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Computer skills are desired, but not necessary
  • Provide support based on the suggested activities provided and mentor training
  • Record time spent with families (software)
  • Check-in with clients (WEEKLY)
  • Be a resource of problem-solving for challenges around child-care, transportation, parenting advice and family focused activities.
  • Monthly supervision/support groups with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Maintain confidentiality of participants.
  • Clear communication with the family and Volunteer Coordinator.

Training and Supervision
  • Initial "interview" and orientation with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete training provided, including in-person/zoom session with FEC staff and video options for coaching and support.
  • Training and supervision conducted by Volunteer Coordinator and FEC staff.

Time Commitment
  • 6-10 hours a month and activity as determined
  • Phone contact within reason.

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About Family Enhancement Center

Location:

4826 Chicago Avenue South #105, Minneapolis, MN 55417, US

Mission Statement

The goal of the Family Enhancement Center is to prevent child abuse and to promote healing among children who have experienced abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued. Child abuse robs children of their childhood--we help give it back.

Description

The Family Enhancement Center is a community based non-profit organization with a mission dedicated to keeping all children safe. Our philosophy, healing takes place with the involvement and support of the whole family. We don’t just treat a child or a parent -we include the entire family in the healing experience.

The Family Enhancement Center works to promote change by supporting the healing of children and families, while working in the community to create a culture where violence against youth is not accepted. We help restore children’s dignity, self-worth and the potential for meaningful lives through creative, effective and innovative healing techniques.

Children & Youth
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55417

(44.90305,-93.23322)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 30
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 hours a month as needed

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