Volunteer Mentor

Organization Details
Organization Name: Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba
Address: 800 McTavish Avenue
Brandon MB  R7A 7L4
Website: http://www.cfswestern.mb.ca
Organizational Description: Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba is a private, non-profit, community-based charitable agency, directed by a community-elected and community-represented Board of Directors. Our goals are to strengthen and support families, to protect children, to ensure that children in our care are parented appropriately, to work in partnership with the community, and to be a recognized leader in the advancement of health and well-being of children and families in Westman.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Be a positive role model in the life of a child or youth
- Spend time with the child or youth doing activities of interest to both of you
- Model appropriate social skills and life skills
Skills Required: - The ability to be creative and flexible in carrying out activities
- Have a non-judgmental attitude
- Maintain boundaries while building a strong relationship
- Work cooperatively with staff in planning and reporting on activities
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Gain experience within a social services agency
- Expand knowledge of child development as well as the unique circumstances of a particular child or youth
- Satisfaction of contributing to the improvement of a child or youth's quality of life
- Acquire experience beneficial to related career goals including social work, health care, and education.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
- Times will be scheduled regularly dependent on the availability of both the mentor and the child or youth. This could be weekly, bi-weekly, or other. - We ask that a potential mentor be willing to commit for one year.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: shawna@erfrc.ca
Phone: 204-726-7178
In Person
Closing Date: Oct 31, 2022
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