About the UNYA
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives, and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.
Les possibilités de bénévolat – 21+ years old
We are seeking committed volunteer mentors, from all backgrounds, to engage in meaningful and supportive relationships with 12 to 15-year-old Indigenous youth. Volunteer Mentors will meet with their youth throughout the month, and participate in one-on-one, fun, consistent and goal-oriented activities together. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.
- You are a mature, positive role-model;
- You are energetic, and able to relate well to youth;
- You are goal-oriented, and motivated to work with youth on skills development and confidence building;
- You successfully complete a Criminal Records Check, specific to working with the Vulnerable Sector;
- You are able to commit to a mentorship lasting a minimum of 1 year, but preferably long-term;
- You are able to devote 2-4 hours per week to meet with your mentee.
- Mentor training session;
- On-going follow-up and support from Program staff throughout your mentorship;
- Free periodic workshops on subjects pertaining to effective mentoring and issues faced by urban Indigenous youth.
- Opportunity to develop long-lasting relationships with youth
- Cross-cultural experience and training;
- Free monthly group activities;
- Tickets to sporting, arts and cultural events;
- Potential references to post-secondary institutions or employers after six successful months of mentoring.
Volunteer Mentors report to the Mentorship Program Manager.
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