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Position # 729
Organization1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
Position Mentor to a Single Mom - Moms & Mentors Program
Location 4460 West Saanich Road, 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 her and your choice, i.e., a coffee shop, a park or event, at your or her home (if desired), the beach, library, etc.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail You and the mentee would meet for approx. two hours weekly, any time that suits you both. We have two monthly meetings throughout 9 months of the year: a Saturday meeting for the whole group, including lunch, and a mentor meeting (including a light dinner) on an early evening during the week.
Age 20+
Ideal for An Individual, ESL/EAL
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Children/Youth
Skill(s) Sensitivity, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://singleparentvictoria.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Sanni Rosebrock
Phone 2503851114 Ext. 5
Address 4460 West Saanich Road Victoria, V8Z 3E9


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