Mentor Program

  • Intern / Volunteer
  • Eugene, OR

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:

AFFEC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) child welfare organization. Our mission is to find loving, permanent families for all waiting foster children. Based in Eugene, Oregon, A Family For Every Child works nationally to ensure foster care is only a temporary solution for any child, as all children have the right to grow up in a loving, supportive, permanent home.

JOB SUMMARY:

A Family For Every Child seeks engaged, passionate volunteers within the Permanency programs. Volunteers in the Mentor program must have a strong dedication to the connection of at-risk young people to caring and dedicated adults. Ideal candidates will have experience in program administration, work well in teams, and have a passion for improving outcomes for at-risk youth.   

Volunteers will work in partnership with the Permanency Director to maintain program quality and develop new projects within the program (i.e.- improved wellness surveys, advance check-in systems, etc.). It will be the responsibility of the volunteers/interns to work directly with the Permanency Director to perform administrative work, search for and acquire new sources of donation/funding, and assist in any needs of matches within the program.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Use designated outreach tools to contact mentors and wider community regarding upcoming events or program news.
  • Cultivate relationships throughout the community with donors.
  • Facilitate resources required by mentor/mentee pairs.
  • Assist Permanency Director in grant reporting.
  • Maintenance of client files.
  • Assist Permanency Director in administration work.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Complete a background check as required by the State.
  • Complete in-office program orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with diverse populations.
  • Well organized and able to meet deadlines.

SCHEDULE:

  • Rotating start dates.
  • 6-9+ hours per week minimum.

CONTACT:

Volunteer Coordinator info@afamilyforeverychild.org or 541-343-2856.

A Family For Every Child is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, native, bilingual, alter-abled, and LGBT people are encouraged to apply.