Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) (Mentors for Indigenous Youth)

Organization Name: Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
Opportunity Title: Mentors for Indigenous Youth
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 1, 2019
End Date: January 1, 2020

Email: mentorship@unya.bc.ca
Website: http://unya.bc.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:

The Mentorship Program connects Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 to 15 with volunteer adult 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.

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;
-commit to a mentorship lasting a minimum of 1 year;
-devote 2-4 hours per week to meeting with their youth mentee;
-clear an RCMP Criminal Record Check specific to the Vulnerable Sector;

Training Provided & Benefits to Volunteering:
-Mentor orientation;
-Ongoing follow-up and support from program staff;
-Free bi-monthly trainings/workshops on subjects such as residential schools, sexual health, conflict resolution, FASD, alcohol and drug use, mental health, and internet safety;
-Free monthly group activities for mentors and youth;
-Tickets to sporting events, arts and cultural activities.

 

Interested in becoming a mentor? Reply directly to this posting, and address your email to: Program Manager, Mentorship Program

*Please note: Volunteer placements are limited and competitive. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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