“When I had a mentor, that was the best thing ever. I had her pick me up, we’d go to lunch and I had someone who was unbiased, who just listened and was compassionate. That’s all I needed, even if it was for five minutes.” (a 21 year old client)
Time commitment: One year, with weekly contact.
Training: Training and support for mentors will be provided. Mentors need to attend a six session training prior to client contact.
All mentors must complete the TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting.
Time commitment: you can be available on your own schedule and spend as much time as you want.
Training: No formal training is required
Training: May be required, based on what the volunteer is doing.
Training: may be required, based on what the volunteer is doing.
What: Weekly groups with childcare are offered to program clients.
Training: A short training will be provided, depending on the volunteer’s experience and background. TCAPS volunteer screening, including a fingerprinting are required.
If you have an idea for involvement or a service you’d like to offer, please contact Marjie Rich, Program Director, at 231-360-0053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love my mentor! She is such a sweet kind, genuine person. She is a really good listener and I like that I can have someone to talk to and basically vent. She's really my only friend honestly. Words really can't describe how grateful I am that she became my mentor. I thank you guys for setting her up with me. I like that I can get out and have me time without my kids and be able to hangout with such an awesome person!!
(a 22 year old client)