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Needed: Volunteer Mentors
Organization: Youth Assisting Youth
Location: Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, and York Region, Ontario

We have a Peer Mentorship program that matches mentors (aged 16-29) with newcomer and at-risk youth (aged 6-15) in the communities of Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, and York Region. This is a volunteer-based opportunity and we need your help to get the word across. At the moment we have over 400 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor so if we can get any type of exposure, it would help us obtain more volunteers who want to give back to the community and provide these kids the support they need.

Program: Peer Mentorship Program
Organization: Youth Assisting Youth

Criteria to be a Volunteer Mentor:

  • Aged 16-29
  • Able to commit 10 hours a month of in-person mentoring for a period of a year
  • Complete our online training sessions and submit required documentation
  • Complete a Vulnerable Sector Check (we will reimburse cost)

Volunteer Role Description:

  • Spend time with the mentee on a consistent basis (10 hours per month - distributed weekly)
  • Go on outings together (i.e. walk in the park, play sports, go to the movies, read at the library, socialize at a cafe, arts & crafts activities at home, etc.). YAY also has free curated events for the mentor and mentee to attend.
  • Act as a positive role model to help the youth navigate their circumstances

This program would be suitable for anyone who is interested in giving back to the community and having the opportunity to be a positive role model in a child's life.

Benefits for volunteers:

  • Leader Abilities
  • Soft Career Skills
  • Potential Scholarship opportunities
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Volunteer Service Award
  • Nominations for various awards
  • Strong references
  • Mentorship Certificate
  • Enhanced Resume

~This is a completely voluntary position~

- We offer a certificate of completion and reference letter to mentors who complete the matching period

- Free tickets to YAY curated events, and sometimes we have tickets to events around the city. Museums, movies, sports games, etc.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 13 2024    ID: 70908