Lawrence Hall
  • Workforce Development
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Other

VOLUNTEER FUNCTIONS

The Right Turn Volunteer Mentor will report to and be instructed and evaluated by the Case Manager Supervisor. The Volunteer Mentor will serve as a role model, developing a one-to-one relationship with clients by planning and participating in activities together, building participants self-esteem, motivation and setting goals and working towards the accomplishment of those goals. During a one year commitment, the Volunteer Mentor will meet with youth at least one hour each week and attend group meetings and events when possible. Volunteer Mentor will communicate with participants family, case manager and program staff at least bi-weekly. Must own personal vehicle or have access to a vehicle as intern will frequently travel for field activities. Must attend training prior to being matched with a participant and attend on-going quarterly trainings.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one 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
  • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as requested
  • Participate in the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement activities as assigned
  • Work effectively with clients and staff in a culturally diverse environment
  • Accurately complete documents as needed
  • Maintain a professional standard when representing the agency or clients
  • Engage in continuing education and professional development in an effort to provide best practice

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Residency with the target community is desirable
  • Right Turn Volunteer Mentor
  • Must be highly organized, detail focused, have excellent time management
  • Proof of insurance. Valid Illinois Driver's license and clearance through DCFS. Must have personal vehicle or access to vehicle
  • Ability to pass background clearance
  • No history of child abuse or neglect
  • This position is FLSA-compliant for Unpaid Volunteer-Intern.

Lawrence Hall is an equal opportunity institution. You should understand that Lawrence Hall in no way suggests to you that your service as a Volunteer Intern will result in an employment position for you.

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