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Mentoring Moms - An Informational Session

Learn about this Bergen Volunteer Center program which trains and supervises volunteers to serve as mentors to mothers working hard to provide a safe, stable home for their families.

Mentors are:

  • trusted allies who provide emotional support and practical guidance to mothers who are struggling to make a good life for themselves and their families.

  • caring women who understand how hard it is to raise a family and want to make life a bit easier for another mom.

  • matched with mothers referred through local child protective services or other community agencies. Mentors commit to ongoing bi-weekly contacts for 12 months. Once matched, mentors help the mom establish short and longer term goals.

PERFECT FOR VOLUNTEERS:

  • 21+ years old

  • Available on weekends and on call

  • Parenting experience

  • Like to interact with others

  • Good listener, supportive, non-judgemental

  • Work one-on-one w/moms & families

  • Undergo background check 

  • 7-hour one day mentor training offered
    every fall, winter or spring 

  • 12 month commitment of bi-weekly visits

  • Friendly, collaborative environment

For more information about the Mentoring program, Click HERE

Earlier Event: August 7
Job Networking Forum
Later Event: August 13
Credit Counseling