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1801 10th StreetGreensboro, NC 27405


The SHIELD Mentor Program welcomes volunteers from the entire community. Volunteers will have an opportunity to learn non-profit management principles and will work directly with the Executive Director. It's a great way to feel good about yourself, connect with your community and help others.The mentoring program uses volunteers to support, guide, and be a trusted friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. There are many ways to volunteer, depending on your time, interests and abilities.We have numerous volunteer opportunities ranging from mentoring to helping at special events.Volunteer Opportunities are individually tailored to meet each volunteer’s needs, talents, and interests.We will work out the specifics of your experience with you.

Download and print the Volunteer/Mentor Application at http://www.shieldmentor.org/mentor-volunteer

Volunteer Mentors

Mentoring is one of the most significant ways that you can make an impact on the life of a young person. A small time commitment can make a significant difference in a child’s life. No special skills are needed, just the willingness to care and spend time with someone who needs you. Mentors share life experiences, support goals, and encourage children to reach their dreams and their full potential. By becoming part of the social network of community role models and supporters who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive personal goals. Other job responsibilities and duties include:

  • Be able to commit to attending group mentoring workshops for the academic year with approximately 12 -20 mentees (2 hours)
  • Using SHIELD's curriculum, plan mentor group discussions
  • Lead/facilitate discussion during mentor group meetings
  • Facilitate cooperation between all participants in a group setting
  • Check-in with the Program staff once per month to discuss planned activities (1 hour)
  • Engage youth in positive activities and conversations
  • Work with volunteers and program staff to create positive learning opportunities for youth and to meet the needs of the program
  • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors--e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening
  • Be encouraging and supportive of the mentees to draw out positive feedback during interactions
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Attend on-going trainings when needed or requested
  • Complete evaluation surveys as requested
  • As primary contact with participants, maintain a report log of behavioral issues, using forms provide
  • Be able to commit to spending at least one year (or three semesters if college student)
  • Honor, all commitments made to the SHIELD Mentor Program
  • Attend all volunteer staff meetings
  • Participate and attend on-going trainings and periodic volunteer support workshops, when needed or requested
  • Complete appropriate hour logs and forms provided
  • Complete evaluation surveys, as requested
  • Recognize role as a mandated reporter and report any problematic issues
  • Adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
  • Satisfaction in helping a young person mature, progress, and achieve goals
  • Training sessions and group activities
  • Personal ongoing support


  • Youth Services
  • Group Facilitation
  • Child Development
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Management

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday (year long commitment)

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