JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE, BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY for CHANGE
The Child and Youth programs are essential services that Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS) offers to the region, and volunteers provide a valuable service to the community. The role of the volunteer mentor is to be a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life who can offer advice, share life their experiences, and empower a young person to navigate through challenges.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF AFTER SCHOOL SPORTPLAY FACILITATOR:
We are looking for an individual to co-facilitate an After-School Sports Play movement program. You will be tasked with handling a group of 20-25 youth between the ages of 8-12 (grade 4-6). Working out of the school gymnasium during after-school hours, you will be an instructor, a coach, a mentor, and a participant. You need to bring energy and FUN. We will need the commitment of minimum one session (1.5 hrs) per week. You could have an option of multiple schools in a week.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUMMER CAMP MENTOR:
We are looking for an individual to facilitate activities aimed at fostering an environment for campers to have a safe, fun, and healthy summer while growing, and learning new life skills at camp. You will be tasked with handling campers between the ages of 5-16 years old for July and August.
As a volunteer summer camp, mentor, you will lead the campers in games and activities in various places in the community. As a summer camp volunteer mentor, you will promote a culture of playing fair, making friends, respecting boundaries, and embracing different backgrounds at camp.
Previous experience with children and youth aged five years and older. You definitely must love working with kids!
Recent Police and Child Welfare Checks.
Character Reference Letters.
Interview Process with Child and Youth Manager.
Six months to a One-year commitment
BENEFITS FOR THE VOLUNTEER MENTOR
During the whole experience, we are certain that you will gain a wealth of new insight of how young people think and feel. Not only will you make an impact in their lives, but they will certainly change yours!
In-house Mentor Training with the Child and Youth Team.
A lot of learning and training opportunities offered by the school districts.
Consistent guidance and supervision from the SOS team.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact:
Ifeoma Rita Uzorchukwuamaka, Volunteer Coordinator
About Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS)
Some Other Solutions was established to address the problems relating to crisis or giving rise to crisis. The Suicide Prevention Program was originally operated by the City of Fort McMurray through the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). In 1986, City Council felt it would be more efficient if it was run by a separate society. The Province of Alberta contributed a major portion of funding in keeping with their policy for suicide prevention. SOS was then formed.
The Crisis Line, which has formerly been called the Helpline, and the Distress Line, was started in 1987, funded by FCSS and the United Way. In 1988 the Growing with Grief program began. Near the end of that same year the Teen Line was added.
In 1990, the Crisis Line was able to extend its service to many remote areas throughout Northeastern Alberta with the addition of the 1-800 line. This project was funded by a grant from the Wild Rose Foundation.
Now many years later, Some Other Solutions (SOS) has expanded to offer a variety of services and programs for crisis prevention, intervention and post vention.