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MAINE TOWNSHIP: Volunteer Mentors Needed

Local Government

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2019


Maine Township issued the following announcement on Dec. 2.

We are in need of adult mentors for our award-winning mentoring program offered in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Time commitment is only 3 hours per month. Mentors work with youth ages 8-12 in our on-site evening mentoring program that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6-7:30 PM in a structured group setting at the District 63 Family Resource Center (9000 Capitol Drive, Des Plaines), which is next door to the Maine Township Town Hall building.

Volunteers are matched with a child of the same gender. Activities are pre-planned by an experienced facilitator and take place in a group setting. Meetings consist of a combination of one-on-one time and group activities focused on the social and emotional development of youth. A small contribution of your time can change the course of a child’s life. Volunteers must meet the following criteria to be matched with a child in our program:

Be at least 18 years old

Meet residency criteria of being a US citizen for at least 1 year, legal resident for at least 2 years, or having a student/workers visa for at least 2 years

Be will to commit to a minimum of a 1 year relationship

Be willing to commit to attend, at a minimum, 80% of program sessions

Be willing to allow BBBS to conduct a thorough criminal background check and public domain search

Be willing to disclose and discuss current and previous medical and mental health conditions

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application below or contact Anne at 847-297-2510 x272 or with any questions.

Volunteer Application – e-signable document

Original source can be found here.

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