Primary Category :
Counseling / Mentoring Positions
Type of Position :
Long-Term (3 months or more)
Description & Details
This is a BRAND NEW, unprecedented, opportunity for whole families to act in a mentoring capacity and engage with another whole family!
The Yonge Street Mission works with families in crisis or who have experienced crisis or are at risk and who live with poverty.
For this role we seek other families who can turn compassion into action by volunteering to mentor one family, by befriending and modeling positive healthy relationships, choices and lifestyle so a family can realize a better future for themselves.
Mentoring families will help encourage, support, champion and guide their mentee family to reach their full potential in terms of sustainable health and wellbeing by spending quality time together in fun engaging and sometimes meaningful pursuits such as picnics, outings, events, meals, play-
time, social service projects, etc.
We seek mentor families where the sole parent or both parents are 30+ years old. The mentor family must also have children under the age of 25 in order to better match you with one of our mentee families who also has children.
We will attempt to match families whose make-up is similar.
Your whole family will meet with your matched family about once or twice a month in person to engage different sorts of healthy fun, safe, engaging activity that allows for mutual interaction.
Your family will be in contact with mentee family through phone calls and emails in-between meetings to connect and chat and / or set up times to meet, and confirm meeting times and places.
This mentoring program is NOT a babysitting service for either the mentor or mentee families. In fact, having your children become involved in the mentoring process is crucial to the success of the mentoring relationship.
Our mentor families must have sufficient income to easily meet the basic needs of their whole family unit and will be expected to commit for a minimum of 8 months to this life changing role.
Full training for the whole family is offered.
Timing is flexible when it works for each family to meet up, you will!