Volunteer Mentor (Virtual)

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Recruiting Organization: Growth and Development Services (GDS) and The Excel Program (virtual)

Mentor for Youth- Virtual

GDS is a nonprofit organization that runs a unique multifaceted program for children teens and families. GDS is looking for youth workers and/or mental health counselors.

Growth and Development Services is very proud of its broad base of volunteers. Our volunteers are a unique group of caring individuals. Volunteers receive extensive training and support. GDS' volunteers are culturally and professionally diverse, sharing a common goal to "Help Young People Reach Their Potential".

Agency Description: Please visit www.excelgds.org to learn more about the GDS program and watch our brief video on our home page.

Qualifications: Pursuing a career in being a youth workers, or Youth Work Career, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or Doctorate in Psychology or other related studies.

Supervision: Gary Altheim, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Programs

Commitment: Minimum, a semester, two days per week; Monday-Friday.

Start Date: Ongoing/Open Enrollment Overview: Mentor will be part of new


(If selected a curriculum will be devised that will best complement the skills of the volunteer with the needs of the agency.)

  • attend mentorship training

  • help the mentee solve his or her own problem, rather than give direction;
  • Receive virtual training as a counselor/youth worker
  • Help plan and lead therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities during virtual group activities
  • Collaborate with community agencies
  • Work with licensed psychologist,
  • Evaluate anecdotal, empirical, and psychological program outcome tools
  • Help develop program outcome measuring tools

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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