Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Boulder County Community Services Mentoring Program
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:1 year; 3 hours per week
Location:
Varies
Program Summary:

Many juveniles who become involved in the justice system come from difficult family situations and/or have suffered traumas, in addition to facing the added challenge of negative peer influences. The Boulder County Community Services Mentoring Program matches adults and juveniles one-on-one in order to provide the youth with enduring links to positive supports in the community. By providing adult role models who are not involved in the justice system,  juveniles gain a unique support relationship that can promote the development of positive assets and reduce the likelihood of recidivism. Mentors also provide individual attention that separate youth from the potential influences of higher-risk peers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide mentoring to teens, ages 11-17, who are involved in the court system.
  • Commit to meet with your partner an average of 3 hours per week for one year (Days of the week and times are flexible)
  • Complete training
  • Weekly communication with program coordinator
Qualifications and Requirements:

An ability to interact with teens in a positive, appropriate, supportive and respectful manner

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Maturity, patience and good communication skills
  • Some understanding of child development and adolescent behavior preferred. 
Application or Registration Deadline:9/26/2014 5:00 PM
Application Process:

Please  e-mail educational/professional information about yourself to Anne Brubacher at abrubacher@bouldercounty.org

Volunteers meeting minimum qualifications complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional references and must pass a criminal background check. All volunteers are interviewed by the Mentor Program.

Training Dates and Information:
A pre-service training is required. 
Fall training is set for Tuesday, September 30th starting at 6pm.
Additional Information:
As a Mentor You Will Receive:
  • Training provided as well as ongoing training and support
  • Mileage reimbursement for mentoring-related trips 
  • The satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference in the life of a youth and helping them become a successful part of the community
  • A meaningful relationship with a youth who may not have enjoyed many healthy relationships
  • Experience for individuals who want to pursue careers working with youth or criminal justice
Contact:
Anne Brubacher
Boulder County Community Services (BCCS) Volunteer Coordinator 
Phone:  303.441.4890
E-mail:  abrubacher@bouldercounty.org 

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and Harassment Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

Follow