Youth Aiding Youth One-On-One Mentor

(ROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0070 Last Full Update: 12 Feb 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Youth Aiding Youth program at ROCK is seeking caring and dedicated volunteers to mentor children between the ages of 6-12 years old. The goal of this mentoring relationship is to support the child in developing their confidence, self-esteem and social skills, while providing them with an older positive role model and friend.
ContactFaye Fakhereddin, Youth Aiding Youth Program Coordinator, ROCK - Reach Out Centre For Kids; Phone: 905-333-5548; Email:
DutiesSpend time with a child aged 6 to 12 years, participating in fun & recreational activities. The goal is to develop social skills & self-esteem and to be a positive role model. This position is suitable for high school and college/university students. Interested candidates will be:  
-16 to 24 years of age 
-Looking to make a difference in the lives of "at-risk" children within Halton 
-Able to commit 3 hours a week for a minimum of 9 months  
-Matched on a one to one basis. 
Please note, interested candidates must complete an online application form. See the link below.
More Info
Benefits-Volunteering for 3 hours per week for one year works out to 156 hours of volunteer time for school or resume. 
-Volunteers will be able to gain hands on experience working with children while building leadership skills.  
-Volunteers will be able to build a valuable relationship with a child, make a difference in their life and see a child's confidence grow under their mentorship.
ClientsYouth Aiding Youth (YAY) is a targeted prevention program for children between the ages of 6-12 who are "at-risk" of developing a mental health issue in the future. YAY offers a variety of social skills programming for kids who need help developing their confidence, self-esteem, and social skills with their peers.
Ages16 year(s) - 24 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Counselling ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Parenting / Foster Care Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Patience, understanding, good time management, organization and planning skills.  
Able to work independently. 
Must be confident, reliable and mature, and would be a positive role model and committed friend.  
Enjoy working with children.
Commitment LengthLong Term - 9 months to one year commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesTime & Day: when convenient for client and volunteer
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - May not be accessible in clients home
LocationAt child's home or own home as convenient - will be matched with someone in their area.
Number of PositionsActon: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 15 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 10 individual(s) ; Oakville: 15 individual(s) 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going ; Monthly check ins with program coordinator, monthly group activities. Ability to meet with program coordinator at any time.
Cost$25 for police check
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements1. Must complete an online application. 
2. Must undergo an interview with the YAY Program Coordinator.  
3. Must provide three professional references.  
4. Must sign a confidentiality agreement.  
5. Must attain a Police Security Clearance (18 yrs +).  
6. Must participate in training.
Agency Details
Organization NameROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office
Office PhoneIntake for all locations 905-634-2347 ext 1439; 
Burlington 905-634-2347
Address & Map
471 Pearl St
Burlington, ON L7R 4M4