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In Person Distance Learning Volunteer

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


2074 CollingwoodDetroit, MI 48206 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

VIP is a non-profit organization that has been serving the young people of Metro Detroit for 35 years. Our mission is to create sustainable, meaningful mentoring relationships for children in the tri-county area whose difficult circumstances may seriously compromise their opportunity to succeed.

Community-based Program:
* Each mentor volunteers to pick up a child (mentee) at home as scheduled by mentor, mentee and caregiver
* Meet with mentee two hours a week
* One year commitment

Community-based Location Specific Program:
* Each mentor volunteers to meet with a child (mentee) on the same day at the same time each week at a predetermined school, church or other community location.
* Meet with mentee one hour a week
* One year commitment


Mentors are Required to:
- Be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for Community-based Location Specific Program)
- Complete Paperwork (Application & Background Check Forms)
- Attend a 2 hour Mentor Training & Orientation Session
- Attend a one-on-one interview
Reasons to Volunteer:
- Pique student's interest in the areas of higher education, vocational options and career interest
- Positively impact a child's life
- Be a role model
- Be a sounding board as students discover their post-graduation potential and choices


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