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Through traditional one-to-one matching, Old Colony Y Mentoring provides guidance and support to children ages 9 to 17, living in Brockton and 28 surrounding communities. Current mentoring programs include traditional community based one-to-one mentoring, group and site-based mentoring, and monthly "While on Waitlist" activities for youth waiting for mentors.

Volunteer mentors are at least 21 years of age and are matched for a minimum of one year with their mentees. Old Colony Y Mentoring puts great thought into making a thoughtful and intentional match and many things are taken into accounts such as interests and hobbies, geographical location, and personality traits. The ideal mentor is an open-minded, responsible, and caring adult who wants to give back to the community and support a child in need.

Volunteers undergo an extensive training process in order to provide our mentors with the tools they need to create deeper and more intentional change. Training topics focus on building relationships, working with families, and understanding issues that youth may experience.

Additional Details
  • 21 and older
  • Is Family Friendly
  • Is Not Outdoors
  • Is Wheelchair Accessible

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please click HERE.

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