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Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrences (BGC) aim is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Volunteer will do so by providing group support, guidance, and friendship to our young members at our Boys & Girls Club sites or at a Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence sanctioned event. By working within the positive adult network (teachers, BGC staff, parents, counselors etc.) that our members are in most contact with, the volunteer can help foster positive academic and social goals that empower our members to reach their full potential.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Mentor Role

  • Model and support positive behavior in the school

  • Encourage academic excellence

  • Take the lead in supporting members through an ongoing, group relationship

  • Serve as a positive role model and friend

  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together

  • Strive for mutual respect

  • Build self-esteem and motivation

  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment

  • Two hour shift length

  • Attend initial volunteer orientation and additional training sessions throughout the year

Participation Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be interested in working with young people

  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures

  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process

  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitment

Desirable Qualities

  • A sincere desire to be involved with a young people

  • Respect for young people

  • An ability to listen actively

  • An ability to empathize

  • The ability to see solutions and opportunities

  • Flexibility and openness

  • An ability to be creative

Application and Screening Process

  • Online application

  • Criminal history check: state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry

  • Complete volunteer orientation

Requirements

Participation Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be interested in working with young people

  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures

  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process

  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments

  • Have a reliable mode of transportation

Desirable Qualities

  • A sincere desire to be involved with a young people

  • Respect for young people

  • An ability to listen actively

  • An ability to empathize

  • The ability to see solutions and opportunities

  • Flexibility and openness

  • An ability to be creative

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