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Youth Mentor - Makers Wanted! Share your passion for Maker Culture! (Mentor must be over 21)


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: 2

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Feb 20, 2020


Looking for creative makers to share their passion for maker culture by volunteering some of your time to mentor a youth who wants to learn from you!

Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? You could be a painter, an art enthusiast, sewer or quilter, maker of toys, dolls, crafts, anything!

Do you love to work with laser cutters, 3D printers and pens, up-cycled and recycled materials? Or are you someone who dabbles in many creative areas?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in all aspects of maker culture to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

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

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.


Dana LaBrash



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa Region


Good for people interested in: Information Technology; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Mentoring; Skilled Trades

You will be working with: Disadvantaged; 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?
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

Volunteer Considerations

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