Youth Mentor - Computers, Technology and Design
Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: Bilingual
Number of Positions Available: 2
Deadline: Sep 13, 2019
DescriptionAre you passionate about the digital age? Love working with computers or in tech? Do you create websites, work in UX/UI, code or program? Is graphic design and animation a passion of yours? Are you interested in shaping the next generation of computer, tech and design experts?
Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in tech, computer coding and programming, animation and graphic design, website building and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.
If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you!
If you are employed, study, or have a hobby in any of these fields and would be willing to volunteer some time to teach a youth your skills while working on a project together, we want to hear from you!
Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.
Your Role as a Mentor:
Presenting information about your field of expertise
Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience
Working on a cool tech project together
This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you’re passionate about.
Time commitments are flexible.
Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Information Technology; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Mentoring
You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Becoming a mentor allows you to:
• Share something you are passionate about
• Empower students to make decisions about
what’s possible for their future
• Challenge yourself and grow in unexpected ways
• Teach a student something new
• Be a role model
• Contribute to a more inclusive community
How will the organization benefit?
You will be contributing to a more inclusive community while also contributing to Community Living Ontario's role in supporting people who have an intellectual disability to experience a good life.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24; None of the above
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
Police record check required: Yes