Volunteer Opportunity
Mentors for High School Mentorship program
Volunteer Description

Are you passionate about supporting youth in Grades 11 and 12 and their professional growth? We’re looking for women and non-binary mentors! 

Share your experience and provide guidance and support to help shape the career of a young cis or trans woman, or gender diverse youth in your community.

  • July – October: mentor Intake
  • November - June: program starts

We are currently looking for mentors for the next program year. Please join the waitlist.

YWCA High School Mentorship program

We match young cis and trans women, and gender-diverse youth in Grades 11 and 12 (mentees) with volunteer professionals (mentors) for a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Matches are based on career and education goals, hobbies and the level of support required. Mentees and mentors meet a minimum of once each month and attend a minimum of one workshop offered by the program staff during the program duration (November to June).

Our program welcomes members of the LGBTQIA2S+ and Disabled communities and primarily serves cis and trans women and people who are systemically marginalized due to their gender identity and gender expression.

 

Commitment:

  • A minimum of 1 meet up with your match per month (min. 1 hour) from November to June
  • Attend a minimum of 1 workshop/event hosted by YWCA program staff with your match
  • Engage and communicate with your match in between meet ups

 

Details
Location
Various
Program
Mentorship
Roles Available
Mentors
Date
September 2021 - June 2022
Time
Min. 1 hour per month
Type
Individual Volunteering
How to Apply
  • Join the waitlist and complete a Criminal Record Check
  • Attend an interview with our program staff
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Provide two references

For more information, contact the High School Mentorship team at mentorship@ywcavan.org or phone our Program Coordinator at 604-219-5628.

 

We are currently looking for more mentors for our next cohort. Please join the waitlist.

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