Volunteer Coach Mentor
Kids Now – Edmonton, AB
CHANGE YOUR LIFE & SOMEONE ELSE’S
By donating just 1 hour of the 168 hours you have available per week, you could change 10 kids’ lives forever.
HERE’S YOUR OPPORTUNITY
When you volunteer your time as a kids.now mentor, you become a positive influence during a critical developmental period in a child’s life – grades seven and eight. It’s a time when kids make choices that can change the course of their lives. A major US study found that young people with mentors are:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
52% less likely to skip school and more confident in their performance in school work
able to get along better with their families.
NOW HERE’S THE BEST PART!
As a mentor you’ll improve your own life too! Research confirms that people gain a multitude of skills from volunteering, including enhanced interpersonal skills and improved ability to understand people better, motivate others, and deal with difficult situations. Communication skills are also improved. In fact, many kids.now mentors confirm that they apply the skills they developed through the program to their daily lives.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ARE YOU:
Fun and enthusiastic?
Able to relate to kids?
Open to other cultures and diversity?
At least 21 years old?
Committed to making a positive difference in kids’ lives?
Interested in developing new skills that could improve your own life?
If you answered “yes” to the above, then kids.now is the right choice for you.
One 3 hour training session with other mentors (evening in March)
Weekly 1 hour program sessions for 10 weeks (spring program commences in March / April)
Half-hour prep time each week for 10 weeks
please apply online by visiting www.kidsnowcanada.org
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN UNPAID VOLUNTEER POSITION