MAKING A REAL CONNECTION
At The Community Outreach volunteer mentor teams are trained to work along side families to support them in their attempt to become more financially and domestically stable. In addition, a professional caseworker is assigned to help you and your mentee get the very best out of this experience.
Mentors make a real connection with others and make real difference with the family to whom they are matched. Without question, mentors make a huge difference in the community in which they live.
Mentoring is providing a caring ear and a safe place for your mentee to share thoughts and take risks. It is being supportive and affirming, not ‘telling or preaching’. Mentoring is not only about making a difference in your mentee’s life, but to make a difference in your own life. Good mentors are committed to becoming involved with another person. They are respectful of their mentee’s abilities and their right to make their own choices in life. Good mentors empower, not enable, and have the ability to listen and accept differing points of view while empathizing with another person’s struggles.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer mentor.
Contact [email protected] or call 605-331-3935.