Youth Program Mentor

Organization Details
Organization Name: United Mentoring Network
Address: 265 Belvidere
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1Z2
Website: http://www.winnipegmentors.ca
Organizational Description: The United Mentoring Network is Winnipeg's newest resource for youth mentoring. A network of several youth serving organizations, the UMN navigator helps to ensure the best fit! Visit the website to be a mentor, find a mentor, or join the network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Exciting opportunity to be part of a new mentoring program in Winnipeg! This short-term mentoring program (name to T.B.D.), aims to provide friendship and guidance to children who've been displaced from their home communities for treatment of family medical needs (primarily dialysis) in Winnipeg. Mentors are required to meet with mentees for 3 hours per week from March until June. Mentors in this position will receive an honorarium of $18 dollars per hour/$54 dollars per week.
You will be matched to 5 youth in the Garden City area. Your role will be to provide safe, fun, and consistent small group and one on one activities based on their interests. You will help your mentees attend after-school activities, cultural activities, special events, or a community center, etc.. You will share with your mentees, their parents/guardians, the United Mentoring Network, and school staff, a commitment to fostering a safe, enjoyable, meaningful, and healthy mentoring relationship.
A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is required. An interest in or already possessing some Indigenous cultural knowledge is an asset. The United Mentoring Network understands the importance of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) mentors for Indigenous youth, therefore encourage Indigenous persons to apply; please self-declare in your application. A police record check, child abuse registry check, and references will be required. The cost of the record check will be covered if offered the position.
Skills Required: Experience with children required
Ability to be enthusiastic
Communication skills
Conflict Resolution skills
Patience
Reliability
Skills Gained/Related Careers: This is an ideal experience for anyone who has an interest in health, social work, child and youth care
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
3 hours is required (to be spent according to what plans are made each week) Mentors may see 3 youth for 1.5 hours and 2 youth for 1.5 hours or all 5 youth for 3 hours. This will depend on the youth and mentors schedules.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: unitedmentoringnetwork@gmail.com
Phone: 204-560-0489
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2019
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