Location:
Tong Louie Family YMCA
Status:
accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
Immediate

Summary

Plusone is designed to engage youth, ages 10-17 by connecting youth to a positive adult role model within the community.

Responsibilities

  • Attend and complete the PlusOne Mentoring training program for mentors
  • Commit to volunteering in the program as a mentor for a period of at least one year
  • Meet 1-2 times per week for a total of 2-3 hours, with their mentee to accompany them and participate in sports and recreation, group, and capacity building activities
  • Collaborate with the program support worker, assist in the development of an individualized action plan for their mentee
  • Set objective for their own participation in the program as a volunteer mentor
  • Is a positive role model for thier mentee and uphold a high ethical standard for themself at all times 
  • Based on the action plan for their mentee, accompany and/or connect the youth participant to relevent YMCA or external community resources and services
  • Meet regularly (minimum once per month) with the program support worker to discuss the mentoring relationship, track progress, seek support/advise, etc.

Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Comfortable working with at-risk youth populations
  • Work/volunteer experience in a related field (teaching, youth work, social work, etc.)
  • Ability to volunteer on a flexible schedule
  • Cleared CRC

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Nasrin Ali, Support Worker, Plusone Mentoring, Youth Engagement
Tel: 604-575-9622
Email: nasrin.ali@gv.ymca.ca

Application Deadline

On-going