Youth Aiding Youth One-On-One Mentor
(ROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office)
|Comments||The 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.|
|Contact||Faye Fakhereddin, Youth Aiding Youth Program Coordinator, ROCK - Reach Out Centre For Kids; Phone: 905-333-5548; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||Spend 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 Link||www.youthaidingyouth-rock.com|
|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.
|Clients||Youth 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.|
|Ages||16 year(s) - 24 year(s)|
|Suitable for OSSD||Yes|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students|
|Areas of Interest||Community 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/Experience||Communication & 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 Length||Long Term - 9 months to one year commitment|
|Minimum Hours||3 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Time & Day: when convenient for client and volunteer|
|Accessibility||Unknown - May not be accessible in clients home|
|Location||At child's home or own home as convenient - will be matched with someone in their area.|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 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.
|Training||Orientation ; 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|
|Additional Requirements||1. 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.
|Organization Name||ROCK, Burlington - Pearl St - Head Office|
|Office Phone||Intake for all locations 905-634-2347 ext 1439; |
|Address & Map|
471 Pearl St
Burlington, ON L7R 4M4