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Kids 'n Kinship Mentor, Kids 'n Kinship, Apple Valley, Minnesota


Organization: Kids 'n Kinship
Contact Name: Jan Belmore
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 14870 Granada Ave, #127
Apple Valley, Minnesota  55124  
United States
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Seniors
Service Area(s): Tutoring, Mentoring, Men's Ministry, Disabilities Ministry, Children and Youth Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
1.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
50
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
100
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position
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POSITION: Kids 'n Kinship Mentor SKILLS REQUIRED: Ability to love and care about children in a nonjudgmental manner. Ability to accept a child as they are. Basic friendship skills such as being reliable, accepting, listening, and suggesting. DUTIES: Responsible for initiating weekly contacts with the child living in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville, or Rosemount in Dakota County, Minnesota. Consistency in meeting dates; planning outings with the child; contacting the child with changes in meeting plans. Maintain ongoing contact/consultations with assigned Kids 'n Kinship staff person - sharing concerns, highlights, and ideas. PURPOSE: Develop a positive relationship with a child to reduce isolation, and prevent/reduce at-risk behaviors. TIME REQUIRED: One to four hours per week. (Time will vary depending on the type of contact/activity planned.) We encourage low-cost, everyday activities like going to the park, cooking or baking, sports, hobbies, and games. LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: One year or more. TRAINING: Kids 'n Kinship training session, ongoing support and consultation with staff. BENEFITS: Experience the rewards of making a difference in a child's life. Personal growth. Fun!!
Initially Posted: 07/03/2012
Last Updated: 10/16/2018