Youth Mentor- Creative Writing, Reading, Blogging, Library Studies
Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 3
Deadline: Oct 8, 2019
DescriptionStudent Links is a mentoring program for high school students with intellectual disabilities, where we connect them to members of their community who can act as mentors and help the student discover their passion, meet new people, achieve their goals, and explore possible roles for their future.
We are currently seeking a volunteer mentor in the fields of reading, writing, blogging, and library studies.
The volunteer will be paired up one-to-one with a young man who wants to gain independence, develop practical skills to help towards his future, and explore his interests in reading.
Possible ideas for the on-going mentorship would include:
- joining a book club together, or creating one and reviewing books and reading materials together
- creating book reviews for young adult/adult novels for the local library websites, creating independent websites/blogs to home the reviews
- volunteering/helping at a local library - cataloging items, arranging books and materials on shelves
- visiting new and used bookstores and book mobiles
- writing your own stories on various subjects and doing research
- general independence training - taking the bus to different stores and libraries, developing skills to help him navigate his world
- taking care of pets - walking a small dog or learning how to care for cats
- subsequently writing, blogging, reading up on animal and pet care
Good for people interested in: Writing; Library; 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 - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; None of the above
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes