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Volunteer opportunity description
We would like to encourage you to become a mentor to a child simply by spending time with them 2-4 times a month for a period of at least 1 year.
Who We Serve
The youth in our program are between the ages of 6-18 and come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Most of these kids live in low-income, single parent families or have a parent who is incarcerated. One thing they all share in common is the desire to have a mentor in their lives who they can go to for advice and friendship...or someone who can teach them how to throw a football, work on a project or set goals for their life.
We currently have a waiting list of 250 kids (mostly boys) who will wait 1-3 years for a mentor from their own community. We would like to encourage you to become a mentor to one of these children simply by spending time with a child 2-4 times / month for a period of at least 1 year in one of these programs:
Community-Based: Meet up with a child in your own neighborhood to do things you both enjoy on days / times that are convenient for you...attend a sporting event, go on a hike, have a BBQ or hit the gym - it’s up to you!
Couple / Family Match: A couple or entire family can participate in our mentoring program together—invite a child to join you on your normal family activities at least twice a month!
Volunteers must meet the following criteria to be matched with a child in our Community Based Program:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must have lived in the area for a minimum of 3 months prior to applying to be in the program
- Commit to a minimum of 1 year relationship, meeting 2-4 times per month
- Have transportation, a valid AZ driver's license and provide current proof of auto insurance
- Be willing to drive up to 30 minutes to pick up your Little
- Be able to pass a Criminal Background and Driving Motor Vehicle Check
- Pay fees associated with background checks
- Be able to participate in regular phone contacts with a BBBSAZ staff person
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times