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.

 

HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY

When you volunteer your time as a Kids Now mentor, you become a positive influence during a critical developmental period in a child’s life – grades seven and eight. It’s a time when kids make choices that can change the course of their lives. 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 and improved ability to understand people better, motivate others, and deal with difficult situations. Communication skills are also improved. In fact, many Kids Now mentors confirm that they apply the skills they developed through the program to their daily lives.

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ARE YOU:

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http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Able to relate to kids?

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/103112/single-star-black-design.gif Open to other cultures and diversity?

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 in kids’ lives?

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 Would you like to help kids.now in some other way? Here are some suggestions.

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

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