Posted: October 16, 2023
Last Updated: December 12, 2023

Career Mentor for Youths

Volunteer mentors can support young adults by assisting them in building their life skills, getting involved in the community, and opening up new networking opportunities. Mentors contribute to young adults’ success by modeling employment-related skills and behaviours, and by becoming a caring and consistent figure in their lives. With the support and guidance of mentors, Aspire participants can make more informed decisions about their current situations and future pathways. Volunteer mentors are intentionally matched with participants depending on if their skills/interests/hobbies align with the participant’s goals.
Aspire mentor program for the John Howard Society of Peterborough
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Caitlin Burkholder
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Chat with a small group several times to share information about your industry/role. Attend regular drop-in events and skills workshops (e.g., board game night, or a cooking class). Lead a small group of young adults in a group project over several weeks. (e.g., Plan and plant a community garden plot). Support a young adult directly with their identified goals. Minimum requirement of 2 one-hour meetings per month.

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The Aspire Mentorship Program supports young adults (age 17-25) who experience barriers in achieving their career, training, education, and life stabilization goals by connecting them with professional volunteer mentors in our community.

Volunteer mentors can support young adults by assisting them in building their life skills, getting involved in the community, and opening up new networking opportunities. Mentors contribute to young adults’ success by modeling employment-related skills and behaviours, and by becoming a caring and consistent figure in their lives. With the support and guidance of mentors, Aspire participants can make more informed decisions about their current situations and future pathways. Volunteer mentors are intentionally matched with participants depending on if their skills/interests/hobbies align with the participant’s goals.

Volunteer Outcomes

Group Mentors: Chat with a small group several times to share information about your industry/role. Attend regular drop-in events and skills workshops (e.g., board game night, or a cooking class).

Project Mentors: Lead a small group of young adults in a group project over several weeks. (e.g., Plan and plant a community garden plot).

Career Mentors: Support a young adult directly with their identified goals. Minimum requirement of 2 one-hour meetings per month.

Preferred Qualifications
Specific Tasks / Responsibilities

Chat with a small group several times to share information about your industry/role. Attend regular drop-in events and skills workshops (e.g., board game night, or a cooking class). Lead a small group of young adults in a group project over several weeks. (e.g., Plan and plant a community garden plot). Support a young adult directly with their identified goals. Minimum requirement of 2 one-hour meetings per month.

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