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Mentoring Children of Promise was created to help develop additional close, supportive relationships for at-risk youth.
Program: Mentoring Children of Promise
Mentoring Children of Promise is looking for volunteers to take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing one-to-one relationship. Volunteers will build trust, respect, and self-esteem by planning and participating in activities with their mentee as well as helping to set goals and working to accomplish them.
Volunteers are needed for King and Snohomish County as well as surrounding areas. Please become part of our mission!
Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity to gain skill and experience in social work and childcare services while making a positive contribution in the lives of young children!
Knowledge and Abilities: Must be 21 years of age or older Desire to work with young people Be willing to adhere to all program polices and procedures Dependable and consistent Reliable transportation Two year commitment Minimum eight hours per month one-on-one with mentee Communicate with mentee weekly
Prerequisite Information: Complete volunteer placement application Provide three references Pass background check Attend four hour training Schedule in-home interview
Great idea and great opportunity for those who love working with children (and even those who do not have any prior experience working with children). The program itself is poorly run; I'd be surprised if its operational efficiency is above 50%. Staff seemed knowledgeable enough, but often unresponsive to inquiries. I would not recommend volunteering with this program. There are similar mentoring programs that may be better worth your time.