Volunteer Opportunity – Plus One Mentoring

We are looking for volunteers ages 19+ whom want to work with a youth in the community for 1 year (give or take). The volunteers have to go through specific training and screening, before we can match them with a youth; this is done for the safety of the youth as well as the volunteer themselves.

The Plus One Mentoring program is for high risk youth in the community, ages 10-17. The youth meets with their mentor for 1 year (or 15 months maximum if need be). For the first 6 months of the program, the match is meeting once a week. After 6 months, the match begins to meet less frequently; possibly once every 2 or 3 weeks depending on the youth’s needs. During the time that the match is meeting, the youth will create 3 goals for the program to which the mentor will assist them in reaching these goals.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Christine if you have any questions. Christine can be reached by phone at 604-218-2576 or via email at christine.koeppel@gv.ymca.ca