Female Mentors needed for 2 siblings impacted by cancer

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ORGANIZATION: Walk With Sally

Female mentor 1

Works with: One child/teen between ages 7-17

We are looking for female mentors for a family of 2 girls whose mother passed away from cancer. They need support and a friend in their lives. The girls(one is 16, the other one is 12) will have a mentor each. They are located in Los Angeles, CA. 90062. Can you become their friend?

Description of Role:

Cancer changes everything for the family and children enrolled in our program would like support from a mentor during hard times. Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing hope through our individualized mentoring and community building services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardians, relative, sibling's cancer journey. No one should face a loved one's cancer alone.

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to the program and assigned mentee for a minimum of 1 year
  • Engage mentee in positive, creative, and/or community building activities for at least 6-8 hours per month (We also suggest free of cost activities for you to fulfill this requirement)
  • Participate quarterly in a mentor roundtables to connect with other mentors and build community
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned Case Manager for further support, guidance, and/or access to resources
  • Have fun, be you, and take of yourself too

Qualifications Needed:

  • 22 years of age or older
  • Have lived with or lost a parent / sibling/ friend/ loved one to cancer or are a cancer survivor (must be in remission for 5 years)
  • Successfully pass background check

Training:

  • We provide a one time- 2 hour virtual mentor training and provide ongoing support as needed. Ask us for our next training date!
  • California Mandated Reporter Training (Virtual, 2 hours)

Please feel free to check out our website at www.walkwithsally.org or leave a comment for us to better answer any additional questions you may have.

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About Walk With Sally

Location:

840 Apollo Street, Suite 324, El Segundo, CA 90245, US

Mission Statement

Walk With Sally is dedicated to lessening the burden of cancer for children and families through critical programs and services by way of mentorship, mental health support, art healing, and financial empowerment.

Description

Walk With Sally believes no child should walk alone in the face of a loved one's cancer journey. Because we don't want cancer to define or limit children for the rest of their lives, we create hope, healing and a supportive community through individualized mentoring, which transforms the lives not only of the children, but also of the families impacted by cancer.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Women
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90062

(34.00318,-118.3082)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours per month for a minimum of 1 year
  • Volunteers must have lived with or lost a parent or sibling to cancer; or be a survivor themselves (in remission for 5 years)

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