Mentors Wanted

MENTORS WANTED

Are you a person over the age of 19 years old with an interest in supporting youth and have space in your home? Have you thought about being a Residential Youth Mentor?

As a Mentor you will have the opportunity to:

  • Positively influence and enhance the life of a young person
  • Learn from and about the challenges that youth face today
  • Share some of your life and life experience with a youth
  • Have someone share living expenses
  • Give back to your community
  • Have unique experiences with dynamic young people
  • Build lasting relationships
  • Learn new skills and challenge yourself to take on a positive role in a youth’s life

Goal of the Residential Youth Mentorship Program:

To provide youth with a short-term (6-12 months) residential experience under the guidance of an adult mentor, along with outside training and support services, that can enable youth to transition successfully into independence.

Mentors will be responsible to:

  • Support youth between 16-18 years of age who recognize their need to learn various life skills in order to live successfully on their own.
  • Participate in the co-creation of a customized goal plan with the youth and their care team (Social Worker, family, community professionals).
  • Assist youth with implementing and adhering to their goals and support changes where necessary to bring about success.
  • Meet every 4-6 weeks with staff and other mentors.
  • Provide a safe living environment for youth in their home
  • Follow emergency and safety protocols when necessary.
  • Obtain clear Criminal Record Checks and Ministry of Children and Family Development Prior Contact Checks.

Mentors receive an honorarium and rent for each month a youth is in their home.

If you feel like this may be a fit for you please contact us at adm@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Or call Amy-Jean Fournier at 250-319-5209.