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Y-CAP Group Mentor Volunteer - Davidson County

Company: YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Location: Nashville
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:


Summary: Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, the Y-CAP Group Mentor Volunteer will help provide kids with positive experiences that enrich their lives. Volunteers will join us in providing a safe space for kids after school that is accessible and engaging. Y-CAP Group Mentor Volunteers will develop supportive, consistent mentoring relationship with a group of youth through facilitating meaningful group discussion and activities, and also help youth explore and cope with social and/or emotional issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete 15 hours of mentor training, facilitated by the Group Mentor Coordinator. This training prepares volunteers for the mentoring relationship, providing information about the program, expectations, basic therapeutic concepts, relationship building, understanding risk factors, mental health issues, how to handle safety issues, and group dynamics.
  • Commit to volunteering for the entire program session in the school year OR the summer: 10-12 weeks per semester (Fall and Spring) for a total of 20-24 weeks. Summer session is 4-6 weeks. Each mentoring session is 2 hours/week.
  • Check in weekly with Program Coordinator and Co-Mentor
  • Assist with planning and implementing the Group Mentoring curriculum as laid out by the Group Mentoring Coordinator.
  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Understand and support the volunteer programs, goals, and objectives of the YMCA as a community organization
  • Provide guidance and instruction to youth, teens, and/or adults in assigned program area
  • Follow and enforce safety regulations and applicable policies, and report any incidents or injuries to YMCA staff
  • Assist with teaching character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
  • Come dressed for the activities assigned (i.e., tennis shoes for sports activities)
  • Ensure that communication with members, staff, and the public is friendly and professional
  • Arrive on time for volunteer assignment and be flexible if needs change for volunteer assignment
  • Carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical, and appropriate manner
  • Perform additional enumerated responsibilities of specific volunteer role

    Minimum Requirements

    • Minimum 21 years of age preferred
    • Satisfactory Background Check and References
    • Child Abuse Prevention Training
      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

      This position requires and individual with an enthusiastic personality who can develop harmonious relationships with staff, members, and volunteer. Volunteers at the Y make a personal commitment to this vision by welcoming people of all backgrounds and dimensions of diversity.

Keywords: YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Nashville , Y-CAP Group Mentor Volunteer - Davidson County, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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