Adult mentors needed

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ORGANIZATION: MAD RIVER MENTORING

Do you want to have a positive impact on a young person in our community?

Do you have a few hours a month to share?

Become a mentor with Mad River Mentoring!

You'll be matched with a young person with similar interests and hobbies, who lives or goes to school in the HUUSD. You'll meet 3-4 times per month (~4 hours/month) to play catch, take a walk, have a creemee, play a game or anything else you both enjoy doing.

As a mentor, you receive training and resources, access to discounted and free events, and ongoing support. Just an hour a week of your time can inspire a lifetime of change!

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About MAD RIVER MENTORING

Location:

PO BOX 1491, WAITSFIELD, VT 05673, US

Mission Statement

Mad River Mentoring (MRM) is a community-based mentoring program serving youth aged 8-18 who live or go to school in the Harwood Unified Union School District in Central Vermont. Our program offers the chance for youth to establish 1:1 connections with adults and cultivate supportive relationships. By collaborating with parents/guardians, schools, and other organizations, MRM ensures all interested youth have access to high-quality mentoring opportunities. We strive to foster strong mentoring relationships, thereby enhancing the availability of support and resources crucial for the well-being, sense of belonging, and overall quality of life of our youth.

Description

Mad River Mentoring (MRM) was founded in 2023 by a dedicated advisory board to address a community-based mentoring need in the rural Mad River Valley. As the sole community-based mentoring program serving HUUSD communities, MRM receives valuable technical support from MENTOR Vermont and operates under the umbrella of Open Hearth, a
501(c)3 organization serving as our fiscal agent. Daily operations are managed by the program manager, with advisory board oversight. MRM's mission is to enhance the lives of local youth by nurturing a stronger sense of belonging and well-being through meaningful mentoring relationships. Our program launch has been successful.
We secured funding from various sources including local businesses, private donors, and grants. This financial support has facilitated the development of a website, recruitment events, marketing materials, the hiring of a part-time program manager, and on-boarding of adult and youth participants. We have established strong partnerships with schools in the HUUSD and other youth-serving agencies within our community, resulting in a growing number of referrals. We currently have 9 mentoring pairs and 4 young people waiting to be matched with a mentor.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 1471Waitsfield, VT 05673

(44.19264,-72.77985)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week
  • Ability to commit for one year and an interest in sharing and getting to know a young person in our community.

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