• 357 people are interested

Listen to Children (a non-academic mentoring program for children in Broward County)

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ORGANIZATION: Mental Health America of Southeast Florida

  • 357 people are interested

Program pairs caring Listeners one-on-one with children in Broward County. Volunteers called Listeners are non judgmental, caring adult friends to young children who may have low self-esteem, difficulty with peers, or need help adapting to life change. Through play and conversation, Listeners provide positive attention and encouragement. This helps improve the children's confidence, communication and problem-solving skills. Volunteers engage each child in play and conversation once a week at the same time for 30 minutes. Program requires 1-day training (10:00am to 3:00pm) at MHASEFL office in Lauderhill. Volunteers must pass a Level 2 FBI/FDLE background clearance thru MHASEFL.org, instructions for all requirements will be provided at training. This opportunity is for responsible volunteers willing to make a WEEKLY COMMITMENT! In this program, children must have consistency. Volunteers send in signed monthly logs to verify hours.

Anyone who cares about and relates well to children can be trained to be a Listen to Children Volunteer. Listener volunteers are male, female, young, old and represent a wide diversity that is reflected in our community.

The next in person training will be announced later in 2024.

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About Mental Health America of Southeast Florida


7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, US

Mission Statement

Mental Health America of Southeast Florida is dedicated to promoting mental health and victory over mental illness and related challenges through education, prevention, advocacy, research and empowerment.


MHASEFL provides a range of programs and services for the general public as well as for persons with behavioral disorders. Volunteer opportunities include school-based mentoring and education, family support, warm-line services, peer support to behavioral health consumers, and art activities via MHA's 9Muses Art Center.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


Locations throughout Broward.Training in LauderhillFort Lauderdale area, FL 33313



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour per week minimum
  • consistency, same day and time each week, reliability, transportation

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