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Position: 1408 - Volunteer Mentor
Organization: Peel Children's Aid Society
Position Address: Various locations in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Peel Children's Aid (the 'Agency') protects children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families with support of our Peel Community. The Mission of Peel CAS is to ensure the safety and well being of children and families through partnerships.

'Volunteer Mentors' act as role models and provide support, understanding, and guidance in a one-to-one relationship with a 'matched' child through regular outings and activities designed to promote health, wellness, and a positive, optimistic attitude (improved self-esteem/confidence) for both the child and the mentor!
The 'Volunteer Mentor' program helps build and strengthen a child's self esteem and self confidence. A volunteer is 'matched' with a child after meeting with our Agency worker and discussion of the assignment. The volunteer will involve the 'match' in activities that likely with take both into the local community on outings and other mutually beneficial and rewarding initiatives.The volunteer will keep the Agency informed about the outcomes of the planned activities, changes in program schedule/content, and about any concerns.

+ Assist a child in nuturing self-esteem and self-confidence through a worthwhile mentoring program+ For those looking to a career as a caregiver, add to your resume (with a positive Reference after successful completion of your engagement)+ Opportunity to develop and enhance your 'connectivity' in your local community, as you engage in outings and other beneficial activities+ Learn about the Children's Aid Society, its presence and programs in your local community (grow your awareness)+ Personal satisfaction that your direct volunteering will have made the difference in a child's health and wellness!

● Friendly, outgoing, ready to interact positively with a child 'matched' to you as a 'role mode' and mentor
● Solid oral/written English communication skills (fluency in an additional language is welcome)
● Committed to understand the mission, policies and procedures of Peel Children's Aid, and to abide by these
● Ability to volunteer as part of a dedicated team, plus independently
● Committed to keep to a weekly schedule, and to make every hour together with your 'match' count (see 'Time Commitment', below)
● Reliable vehicle and driver's licence are helpful for this 'role' (not required)

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment starting 2019-12-02 AND ending 2025-01-31
Shifts are available Anytime

WEEKLY, for 1 to 2 hours
Outings and community events may necessitate FLEXIBLE HOURS
A mutually agreed schedule will be arranged with the Agency caregiver and worker.

Successful applicants will be notified.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Life Skills & Accessibility, Parent & Child Support, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals

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