The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Y of Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Building Futures is a one-to-one mentoring program serving youth ages 6-18 years. Each youth participating in the Building Futures program is matched with an adult mentor, and together they agree to meet two hours a week for a period of one year at their local Y. Adult volunteers and youth who participate in the program will receive a free Y membership for the year.
Mentors provide young people with a consistent adult role model as well as an understanding ear and the opportunity to problem solve. A mentor may serve many roles including that of friend, confidant and/or coach. Youth lacking this type of stable influence are often at risk for making negative choices that may permanently impact the rest of their lives.
Improve the quality of your life as well as someone else's...be a mentor!