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Position # 2841
OrganizationJohn Howard Society of Victoria
Position KidStart Volunteer Mentors – West Shore **High need for folks identifying as male! - KidStart Mentoring Program
Location 2675 Bridge Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4Y4
Impact Statement KidStart mentors are positive role models for at risk children and youth who have experienced early exposure to the justice system through stressful life circumstances. It's a chance to have fun, participate in activities, and build a lasting relationship that profoundly impacts an at-risk youth!
Description **High Need for KidStart Volunteer Mentors from the West Shore**

Want to build a friendship with an at-risk youth, be a positive role model, make an impact & have lots of fun?

KidStart is a mentorship program for kids ages 6-18 who have been impacted by the justice system. Volunteer mentors get to plan a variety of activities, and simply have fun with their assigned mentee once a week for ~3 hrs.

Mentors have a monthly stipend & have access to a range of discounts and free passes to amazing businesses in our community.

Get to know a youth through activities like rock climbing, hiking, painting, pottery, soccer, and more. Create a deep bond and trusting relationship through support and true friendship.

Due to high volume, kids, especially boys, can wait 1+ year for mentors. All applicants are welcome; we have a specific need for male-identifying volunteers.

Call 250-386-3428 or apply at www.kidstart.ca/volunteer/
Training Details Provide emotional support, consistency, and be a positive role model
Working Conditions Volunteers will spend approximately 3 hours per week out in the community with their mentees for at least a year.
The dates and times of these visits are flexible, as it is up to the volunteer and their mentee to decide.
We are looking for individuals who are consistent, enthusiastic, supportive and have a regular routine.
Applicants must complete a criminal record check (cost is covered)
Applicants may use a vehicle for KidStart, but it is not required.
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Mentors and youth engage in fun activities once a week for 3 hours.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Children/Youth, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.johnhowardbc.ca/victoria/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Torey Kesteven
Phone 250-940-2279
Address 2675 Bridge Street Victoria, V8T 4Y4
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