Volunteer


CHANGE YOUR LIFE & SOMEONE ELSE’S

By donating just 1.5 hours of the 168 hours you have available per week, you could change 10 kids’ lives forever.

When you volunteer, you become a positive influence during a critical developmental period in a child’s life – grades seven and eight. A major US study found that young people with mentors are:

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to begin using alcohol

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif 52% less likely to skip school and more confident in their performance in school work

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif able to get along better with their families.

 

NOW HERE’S THE BEST PART!

As a mentor you’ll improve your own life too. Research confirms that people gain a multitude of skills from volunteering, including enhanced interpersonal skills, motivate others, and deal with difficult situations. Communication skills are also improved.

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ARE YOU:

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http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif At least 21 years old?  http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Committed to making a positive difference?

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Interested in developing new skills that could improve your own life?

If you answered “yes” to the above, then Kids Now is the right choice for you.

 

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif One six-hour training session with other mentors

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Weekly 1.5 hour program sessions for 12 weeks (fall or spring programs)

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Half-hour prep time each week for 12 weeks

 

HERE’S HOW YOU SIGN-UP:

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Complete and submit the application form

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Pass a personal reference check and a police check

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Attend a personal interview with a Kids Now program manager

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Need more information? See our Mentor FAQs

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Do you know someone else who might be a good mentor to kids in their community? Click the Share button at the bottom of the page and tell them about this opportunity.

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Need more reasons to volunteer? Here’s why you should volunteer now! 

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