Male Mentor

(Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE0151 Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 11 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactKaran Mann, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington; Phone: 519-824-2410 ext 4822; Fax: 519-763-9628; Email:
DutiesVolunteers mentor children ages 5-12 and youth ages 13 and older by providing support, guidance and a listening ear. Volunteers assist with; spending one on one time with the special friend, taking them on community outings, helping them with homework, and providing them with a safe place to talk about personal issues. 
Male volunteers needed to provide one-to-one support and mentoring to boys who require a positive relationship with a positive male role-model.
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BenefitsBuild a relationship with a child  
Make a positive impact in the life of a child  
Meet others in our community  
Training and Orientation on child safety/welfare and working with families in care  
Gain experience
ClientsChildren from 5 - 16 years old.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Mentoring & Training ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; - Empathy, reliability, sensitivity to children, appropriate role model.  
- Ability to listen and empower without judgment.  
- Appropriate role model.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - minimum 8 months commitment, but ideally a 1 year+ commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityF&CS offices are accessible. Can not guarantee other locations are accessible.
LocationGuelph (in family home)
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Initial and on-going monthly training provided. Supervision and support provided when needed.
TransportationNear public transit ; Some opportunities may be on a bus route, other may not. Access to a car would be an asset but not required.
CostMonthly expense sheets completed to address out of pocket expense/reimbursement.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsRecruitment: Application form; Phone Interview; Interview, References; Criminal Reference Check; Internal Agency Record check.  
If using vehicle, Driver Abstract plus proof of insurance/proof of Drivers License
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Display Until20 May 2019
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Organization NameFamily and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Office Phone519-824-2410
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-8300
Fax519-763-9628 ; Shelldale 519-766-4537
Address & Map
Family and Children's Services Head Office
275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 2M7
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Mailing AddressBox 1088 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3