Who would you mentor/disciple?
You would be mentoring either at-risk youth or parents in the community who are seeking parenting support.
What does mentorship/discipleship look like in this community?
There are several different opportunities for mentorship with HOPE City:
In-classroom mentoring: You’d work with HOPE City staff to facilitate an in-school class focused on helping youth develop social and conflict resolution skills and being restored to each other, their families and their community.
1-on-1 mentoring: You’d build a friendship with a youth, helping him/her process through challenging life events and develop life skills.
Love & Logic class support: We offer Love & Logic parenting classes to community members. You’d attend the classes, build relationships with attending parents, and when applicable, look for opportunities to support them in-class and outside of class.
Nurturing Fathers support: We teach young dads on probation how to heal from their father/son wounds, repair the harm they have caused in their own family, and teach them how to parent well. You’d support class activity, build relationships with the dads, and when applicable, look for opportunities to support them in-class and outside of class.
What is the commitment?
In-classroom mentoring: At least one 50 minute class period once a week, with the opportunity for more classes
1-on-1 mentoring: 1 hour per week (time and day flexible) for a minimum commitment of nine months to a year
Love & Logic class support: 2.5 hour class once a week for 6 weeks
Nurturing Fathers support: Flexible and varying
All volunteers: monthly volunteer meeting first Monday of every month 6-7:30pm
What type of support will I receive?
You would learn the basic concepts and techniques of restorative justice during monthly volunteer meetings. During these “Meet & Eat” meetings, you’ll watch a video and have the opportunity to connect with other mentors and leadership. Our Mentor Coordinator will also connect with you on a regular basis to see how you are doing. If you are working in the classes, you’ll also receive support from more experienced volunteers and staff.