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Position #: 729
Organization1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
Position: Mentor to a single Mom - MOMentum: Moms & Mentors Program
Location: 602 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: volunteer mentors actively support single mothers by offering them an open ear and emotional support. Moms benefit from hearing about someone else's experience, and from having a person to turn to. It empowers and inspires mentees to have someone to lean on. Our program attendees have told us that it can have a life-altering impact, and many life-long friendships have been formed.
Description: 1Up Single Parent Resource Centre, Moms and Mentors program needs volunteer female mentors with parenting experience to offer support and guidance to isolated single mothers of all ages.
As a volunteer mentor, you will be matched with a single mom and her children for a one-on-one match. Matched pairs spend about two hours per week together: discussing parenting issues, working on personal goals, going for coffee or walks, and enjoying fun activities.
If you are a good listener, interested in learning more about yourself and others, and have a caring, non-judgmental approach, this volunteer role may be a good fit for you.
Training Details: We have two training meetings a month: one on a Saturday morning for all Moms & Mentors, the other on an early evening (weekdays vary), for mentors to debrief and train.
Working Conditions: Flexible; you would meet with the Mom for about 2 hours per week at a place of both of your choosing, i.e., a coffee shop, at a park or event, at your or her home (if desired), etc.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: You and the mentee would meet for two hours weekly, any time that suits you both. The training meetings are monthly: on a Saturday morning, and on a weekday early evening.
Age: 20+
Ideal for: An Individual, ESL
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Self-Motivation, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://singleparentvictoria.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Carla Green
Phone: 250-385-1114 Ext. 228
Address: 602 Gorge Road East Victoria, V8T 2W6

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