IN-SCHOOL MENTORING

“I have been meeting virtually with my Mentor since the pandemic started. It feels really nice that I have a friend I can see every week. She’s really genuine.”

“My Mentor always helps me feel happy and I love being with him. It’s so fun!”
“My Mentor is so nice and tries their best to make me happy. When I feel sad they talk to me about it and listen to me.”

Step 1: General Information

The In-School Mentoring program matches children in grades 1 to 8 with a uniquely suited role model to talk to and share common interests with.  The mentor and mentee spend quality time together on school property. Through regular meetings, a relationship is developed that is built on trust and consistency.  With the support of their volunteer mentors, children are able to increase their self-confidence, enhance social skills, and improve school engagement.

The In-School Mentoring program requires one 60 minute meeting a week and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Provide a role model and a friend for school-aged children
  • Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
  • Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Above all, make a difference while having fun

Step 2: Requirements

  • I must be able to commit 1 hour per week, at the same day and time 
  • I must be able to commit to a minimum of 1 full  school year from September to June
  • I must be 18 years or older 
  • Must complete all steps of enrollment process 
  • I must not be anticipating any major life changes that could impact my match

Step 3: How It Works

APPLICATION FORM

Please complete the online application form. You will be contacted by a Program Coordinator within 2-3 business days regarding next steps.

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EMAIL CONFIRMATION

We will send an email to confirm we’ve received your application along with a police check letter, your orientation manual, an AODA Training link and an AODA form.

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POLICE CHECK & REFERENCES

Police Checks must be returned to our office and references must be completed before an interview can be scheduled.

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INTERVIEW

An agency Program Coordinator will contact you to book a time to complete the Interview.

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MANDATORY TRAININIGS

Your Program Coordinator will provide you with a link for our Pre-Match Training video and quiz following the interview. This can be completed at home at your earliest convenience. You will also be required to attend one of our interactive virtual Developmental Relationship Trainings. Dates will be provided to you for registration.

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ACCEPTANCE

If you are accepted as a volunteer, you will receive confirmation from an agency Program Coordinator with information on next steps.

Step 4: Inquire Now

We’re so glad you’re interested …..