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.
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
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