Nest Program Family Mentor
Volunteer Reports to Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers will receive training to become mentors in our Nest Program, with the goal of strengthening families and preventing child abuse. The Nest Program is designed to support families struggling with child management issues either due to a parent or child’s mental health, family trauma or other stressful circumstances that make parenting difficult. Mentors will be asked to connect with their assigned family every week. Activities may include:
Providing emotional support
Helping parents identify their own and their child’s strengths
Increasing parental discipline options
Improving social skills
Helping families enjoy spending time together
Must complete FEC Volunteer Form and Background Check
Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
Must be dependable and punctual
Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
Respect and maintain confidentiality of Family Enhancement Center volunteers, partners, and donors
Computer skills are desired, but not necessary
Provide support based on the suggested activities provided and mentor training
Record time spent with families (software)
Check-in with clients (WEEKLY)
Be a resource of problem-solving for challenges around child-care, transportation, parenting advice and family focused activities.
Monthly supervision/support groups with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Maintain confidentiality of participants.
Clear communication with the family and Volunteer Coordinator.
Training and Supervision
Initial "interview" and orientation with Volunteer Coordinator
Complete training provided, including in-person/zoom session with FEC staff and video options for coaching and support.
Training and supervision conducted by Volunteer Coordinator and FEC staff.
2-10 hours a month and activity as determined
Phone contact within reason.
Commitment based upon family needs, success generally requires 1 year of support
For more information please visit the organization directly at: https://familyenhancementcenter.org/