Mentoring Youth
An Overview of
the Volunteer
Center of Bergen
County
DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.
Mission Statement
To strengthen the community by connecting
people with opportunities to serve, operating
direct service v...
HACKENSACK,
NEW JERSEY
The Volunteer Center
• Private Non-Profit
• Non-Sectarian
• Host and Primary Setting
BERGEN MENTORS
Mentoring Youth
Mentoring Moms
 Mentoring Youth
Adult men and women serve as friends/role
models to youth ...
Volunteer Center Programs
• Volunteer Services – connect individuals
• Chore Service – minor household repairs to seniors
...
Mentoring Youth
• Mentoring program for children 5-18
• Who are the Mentors???
• Adult men and women who provide friendshi...
Eligibility Requirements
 By Referral Only
 70-75% of referrals are through DCP&P
 Community-Based Organizations (CBO)
...
Funding Sources
 70% of support comes from DCP&P
 30% comes from government grants and private
donations
Mentor Training
1. Mentors must take a comprehensive training
program
2. Mentors must complete extensive background
check ...
The Role of Student Intern
 Attend special functions
 Learn about organizational structure
 Learn about program operati...
All the employees at the Volunteer Center help out at special events
It’s Always All About the Children!!!
Do you want to make a difference?
For more information about volunteering
in or near Bergen County, check out
www.bergenvo...
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  1. 1. Mentoring Youth An Overview of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County
  2. 2. DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.
  3. 3. Mission Statement To strengthen the community by connecting people with opportunities to serve, operating direct service volunteer programs, building capacity for effective volunteering, and participating in strategic partnerships that meet community needs.
  4. 4. HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY
  5. 5. The Volunteer Center • Private Non-Profit • Non-Sectarian • Host and Primary Setting
  6. 6. BERGEN MENTORS Mentoring Youth Mentoring Moms  Mentoring Youth Adult men and women serve as friends/role models to youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges.  Mentoring Moms Adult women who help struggling mothers with guidance in parenting and life skills.
  7. 7. Volunteer Center Programs • Volunteer Services – connect individuals • Chore Service – minor household repairs to seniors • Bergen LEADS – 10 month leadership program • Bergen Mentors –Mentoring Moms/Mentoring Youth • All Wrapped Up – “wish list” at holiday season
  8. 8. Mentoring Youth • Mentoring program for children 5-18 • Who are the Mentors??? • Adult men and women who provide friendship and support through weekly interactions.
  9. 9. Eligibility Requirements  By Referral Only  70-75% of referrals are through DCP&P  Community-Based Organizations (CBO)  Private Mental Health Professionals  Hospitals or Mental Health Clinics  Schools  Must be a Bergen County Resident  Must be between ages of 5-18 years
  10. 10. Funding Sources  70% of support comes from DCP&P  30% comes from government grants and private donations
  11. 11. Mentor Training 1. Mentors must take a comprehensive training program 2. Mentors must complete extensive background check and screening 3. Mentors are then matched with a mentee 4. Mentors commit to spend 2-3 hours per week for one year
  12. 12. The Role of Student Intern  Attend special functions  Learn about organizational structure  Learn about program operation  Interact with mentors and mentees  Attend mentor trainings  Assist office staff with paperwork  Help organize special events  OBSERVE!!!
  13. 13. All the employees at the Volunteer Center help out at special events
  14. 14. It’s Always All About the Children!!!
  15. 15. Do you want to make a difference? For more information about volunteering in or near Bergen County, check out www.bergenvolunteers.org

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