Life Skills Mentor

Life Skills Mentor
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Urban Native Youth Association
  • Community Outreach
  • Mentoring
  • Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Groups
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
2019-05-142019-08-05

The Kinnections Program connects Indigenous youth aged 16-19 years old with volunteer mentors. Our goal is to provide youth with life skills training in hopes that these skills will assist them with their transition into adulthood. Youth set their own goals and volunteer mentors assist youth to achieve those goals.

Example Youth Goals:

  • Job search/resume
  • Getting fit
  • Life skills
  • Arts and culture exploration
  • Social connection and communication
  • Housing search


We are seeking volunteers from all backgrounds to engage in long term, meaningful, supportive, and consistent relationships with youth. Volunteer mentors work with their youth in a one on one capacity in the community. Volunteer mentors assist their youth with goal setting and achieving goals.

For additional information about UNYA and the Kinnections program check out our website www.unya.bc.ca

Qualifications
•Able to connect with youth 
•Mature positive role model
•Relates well to youth and their needs
•Accepts youth as is
•Able to partake in recreational or social activities with youth 
•Successfully completes all aspects of the screening process

Please note that this position is limited and competitive, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Benefits & Recognition
•We offer bimonthly training for all volunteers (residential schools, FASD, self esteem, mental health, gang prevention, etc)
•Monthly group outings (paintball, movies, powwows, laser tag, storytelling, kayaking, etc)
•Passes to community and recreational programming
•Tickets to sports and arts events

Deliverables / Duties
•Meet weekly with youth for 2-4 hours
•Able to commit for minimum 1 year
•Communicates monthly with Program Manager 
•Engages youth in life skills training (resume, job search, grocery shopping, etc)
•Able to brainstorm free and engaging activities to do with a youth

Other Requirements
•Please email resume and cover letter to kinnections@unya.bc.ca
•Must successfully pass a criminal record check (will be reimbursed) *Please note that this volunteer position is limited and competitive. Only those shortlisted will be contacted. 

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