Mentors Needed for Elementary - High School Aged Students in Boulder/Weld Counties

Saturday

Nov 16, 2019 – 9:00 AM

711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205 Map

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“I Have A Dream” needs mentors to provide Dreamer Scholars with long-term, reliable, and supportive relationships. Mentors offer one-on-one guidance and support, serving as positive role models. 

Our goal: each Dreamer Scholar will have at least one mentor for one year before high school graduation. This volunteer opportunity is not focused on academics. 

Commitment: One year, meeting twice per month.

  • The timeframe for meeting varies among mentor/mentee matches depending on the schedules of the mentor, mentee, and the mentee’s family. 


Example times and places to meet:

  • Have lunch with them at school

  • Pick them up after school or after the “I Have A Dream” program (with permission)

  • Spend time together on weekends

  • Spend time together on days when there is no school

  • Attend “I Have A Dream” events with the mentee


Types of activities:

Some examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Baking cookies

  • Carving pumpkins

  • Attending professional sports games (Rockies, Broncos, other)

  • Attending CU sporting events

  • Attending Boulder Philharmonic productions

  • Going out for ice cream

  • Hiking

  • Skiing

  • Painting pottery

  • Flying kites

  • Playing sports together

  • Bowling

  • Mini golf

  • Grabbing coffee together


Mentors get support from:

  • Site Program Director and site Mentor Manager (Assistant Volunteer Coordinator)

  • Central Office Mentor Coordinator  (Assistant Volunteer Coordinator)

  • Director of Volunteers


You will also have access to:

  • Free event tickets offered weekly to all mentors

  • Monthly events coordinated by “I Have A Dream” which are free or low-cost

  • Monthly calendar of community events compiled by the Assistant Vol


Steps to become a mentor

  1. Fill out a volunteer application: https://bouldercounty.ihdf.org/volunteer-application-2/

  2. Come in for a mentor interview, which takes about 1.5 hours

  3. Attend a 3 hour mentor training

  4. Visit the program site to interact with potential mentee matches

  5. Sign the mentor/Dreamer Scholar/parent agreement (This marks the first official day of the one-year commitment.)


For more information:

Email: mentors@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Phone: 303-444-3636 x119