YOUTH PEER MENTORING

YOUTH PEER MENTORING
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
YOUTH ASSISTING YOUTH -THE PEER PROJECT
  • Various
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ontario
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
  • Ontario - York Region
  • Ontario - Hamilton Area - Richmond Hill
  • Ontario - North York
  • Ontario - Southwestern Ontario
2019-05-132019-06-29

 

We need volunteers aged 16 to 29 (especially males) 

to inspire newcomer kids to thrive!

  Join our amazing team of mentors for a rewarding opportunity to positively impact a young person's life! 

 To attend the info session on June 8 or to apply contact Paula via Email: rdarocha@yay.org

The goal of The Peer Project:Youth mentors help at-risk and newcomer children and youth find their way.  As a mentor you will offer support and guidance to a younger youth in your community. It only takes 3 hours a week– the time it takes to watch a hockey game, go to a movie, or play some video games.

How does it work?

  • We pair you with a child (aged 6 to 15) based on common interests, background and where you live. From there, the mentoring begins, with ongoing support from us.
  • You will share experiences, skills, and hobbies and inspire a younger youth to stay on the right track.
  • You can volunteer on your schedule (3 hours per week) and close to home.

And it works. 98% of the kids we work with stay in school and out of trouble with the law. 

"The Peer Project gave me the chance to instill positive self-worth in a child… and gain a very dear friend.”                  – Krishana, Mentor

 

What’s in it for you?

  • In a tough job market, being a mentor to an at-risk kid, not only helps to build your resume but it also  shows community leadership, an attribute that all employers love.
  • You’ll make a real difference that counts in the life of a child
  • You get to do fun stuff for FREE, like attending professional sporting events such as Raptors or Jays games; our annual 3 day Summer Camp up North; and other cool field trips such as Canada’s Wonderland, Wet and Wild, and much more. 

Note:  Volunteer positions show future employers your drive and dedication. Such accomplishments demonstrate initiative, personal will, leadership skills and the ability to work hard. Future employers highly value these qualities.

 

Contact:

Paula Da Rocha, Recruitment Coordinator

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth |www.yay.org

Email: rdarocha@yay.org Phone: (416) 932-1919 ext 258
 

Want to learn more?

For more information on what it’s like to be a mentor, watch our Recruitment Video on Youtube.

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