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Volunteer Mentor


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

DESCRIPTION

You will be asked to meet with a youth at least once every 2-3 weeks for approximately 3-4 hours at a time. A minimum two-year commitment is required (but we prefer it if you treat this as an even longer-term commitment to the youth). During your meetups with your mentee, you may attend workshops put on by StepStones and/or engage in fun activities such as attending a movie, going for lunch, attending a festival, going ice skating, rock climbing, sports event and/or other low-cost activities in the city. During most sessions, the mentor and their mentee would be expected to work towards some of the goals created at the beginning of their union. Examples include resume writing, job search, registering for school, learning how to cook, connecting with services in the community, etc.

Training
You will be asked to attend three training sessions, complete a vulnerable sector police check, and provide professional references before you become a mentor.

Skills and Experience Required
- down to earth - approachable - fun - engaging - able to set aside judgment - good listener - open minded - able to be an appropriate role model - speak, read, and write English - strong verbal communication

Typical Minimum Age
25

How to Apply / Contact
If this volunteer opportunity seems right for you, please start by completing our Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqtuu4NMuNQg4d4A373aXseSgm9uHS...

Once your application has been completed, you will be contacted with an invitation to the next available training dates. During training we review information you will need to be a successful mentor in our program and answer questions you have about the process and working with our youth.

If you require additional information please contact:
Jessica Manger
Phone: 416-893-5196
Email: getinvolved (at) stepstonesforyouth (dot) com
Website: www.stepstonesforyouth.com/

Who You'll be Assisting

StepStones for Youth

StepStones’ mission is to provides support to disadvantaged children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and unstable guardian care with no supportive adults in their lives.


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Who You'll be Assisting

StepStones for Youth

StepStones’ mission is to provides support to disadvantaged children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and unstable guardian care with no supportive adults in their lives.