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Volunteer Mentor Position Description

Position: Kinship Mentor/Volunteer

Mission of Kinship: to provide a preventive program for children by matching them with
Kinship volunteers who provide adult friendship and a positive role model.


  • To initiate weekly contacts with child
  • To be consistent in meeting with and contacting the child with changes in planned meetings
  • To maintain ongoing periodic contact/consultation with the Kinship staff; sharing concerns, highlights and ideas.

Qualities and Skills Required:

  • Care for the safety of children
  • Love for children
  • Time to spend with a child
  • Dependability and enthusiasm
  • Wide variety of interests
  • Nonjudgmental attitude
  • Transportation

Time Required:
One to five hours per week. Time will vary according to the contact/activity

Time When Mentoring Is Done:
After school hours or on weekends; negotiable with the child and his/her parent(s)/guardians

Length of Commitment: One Year minimum

Training Provided:
Initial orientation, periodic training sessions, ongoing support and consultation with staff

Directly responsible to the Kinship Director


  • Experience the fulfillment of watching a child grow and mature and seeing a child develop assets and self-confidence
  • Be a friend and have a friend; by giving of yourself you receive
  • Experience the satisfaction of offering a child new opportunities
  • Become part of an ongoing experience by reaching out and personally shaping another life

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