Mentors for Indigenous Youth

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Urban Native Youth Association
  • Mentoring
  • Social Work
  • Sport Coaching / Leading
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Unknown
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2018-12-272019-03-27

About the Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program connects Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 to 15 with volunteer mentors. With the support of positive role-models, Indigenous youth have the opportunity to realize their strengths and work towards future goals. Our aim is to empower youth and provide them with the tools they need to make positive choices and changes, helping them grow into strong, capable and confident adults.

Volunteer Position Description

We are seeking committed volunteer mentors, from all backgrounds, to engage in mentorships with 12 to 15 year old Indigenous youth. Volunteer mentors will meet with their youth throughout the month, and participate in one-on-one, fun, consistent and skills-based activities together. Both Indigneous and non-Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.

Mentoring Possibilities:

  • Recreation/Sports
  • Volunteering/Job-search
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art

A Volunteer Mentor must:

  • be a mature, positive role-model;
  • be energetic, and relate well to youth;
  • have experience working with young people, specifially one-on-one;
  • clear an RCMP Criminal Record Check specific to the Vulnerable Sector;
  • commit to a mentorship lasting a minimum 1 year;
  • devote 2-4 hours per week to meeting with their youth mentee.

Training Provided and Benefits to Volunteering:

  • Mentor orientation;
  • Ongoing follow-up and support from program staff;
  • Free bi-monthly trainings/workshops on subjects such as cultural awareness, sexual health, conflict resolution; alcohol & drugs, mental health, internet safety and more.
  • Free monthly group activities for mentors and youth;
  • Tickets to sporting events, arts and cultural activities.

 

Interested in becoming a Mentor?

Email your resume and coverletter to the Program Manager at mentorship@unya.bc.ca, phone 604.254.7732 or visit us online at www.unya.bc.ca. Volunteer opportunities are limited and competitive. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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