Physical Distance Does Not Mean Social Isolation
A Family For Every Child's Virtual Mentor Program provides support and guidance to youth utilizing technology versus face to face. Once social distancing has been relaxed, transitioning to our traditional Mentor Program is an option after a home visit. Communicating remotely and through technology can offer youth a bit of a "shield" or safer vantage point to share information. Sharing online as opposed to in person, they are able to compose better responses, take time to gather their emotions and opt out of a difficult conversation if needed.
How Virtual Mentoring Works
To become a Mentor in our Virtual Mentor Program, you will follow the same steps as with our traditional Mentor Program. Once matched with a youth, the Mentor will connect weekly via phone call, text, email or other electronic means.
What Is Required To Participate?
- 21 years old
- Have a reliable internet connection / cell phone
- 1 year commitment
- Volunteer application & 3 references
- Background check
- Interview and Orientation
- Option to transition to our traditional Mentor Program after an approved home visit
- Submit a Monthly Mentor Report