Female Life Skills Mentors
The Kinnections Program connects Indigenous youth aged 16-19 years old with volunteer mentors. Our goal is to provide youth with life skills training in hopes that these skills will assist them with their transition into adulthood. Youth set their own goals and volunteer mentors assist youth to achieve those goals.
Example Youth Goals:
Applying to college
We are seeking volunteers from all backgrounds to engage in long term, meaningful, supportive, and consistent relationships with youth. Volunteer mentors work with their youth in a one on one capacity in the community. Volunteer mentors assist their youth with goal setting and achieving goals.
For additional information about UNYA and the Kinnections program check out our website www.unya.bc.ca
Meet weekly with youth for 2-4 hours
Able to commit for minimum 1 year
Communicates monthly with Program Coordinator
Engages youth in life skills training (resume, job search, grocery shopping, etc)
Able to brainstorm free and engaging activities to do with a youth
Mature, positive role model
Relates well to youth and their needs
Accepts youth as is
Able to communicate via internet and text messaging
Successfully completes all aspects of the screening process including a criminal record check
*Please note that this position is limited and competitive, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
We offer bimonthly training for all volunteers (residential schools, FASD, sexual self esteem, mental health, gang prevention, etc)
Monthly group outings (paintball, movies, powwows, laser tag, storytelling, kayaking, etc)
Passes to community and recreational programming
Tickets to sports and arts events Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Must successfully pass a criminal record check (will be reimbursed) *Please note that this volunteer position is limited and competitive. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.