Mentors

Our mentors are our volunteers that provide valuable knowledge and support to our placing families. 

Requirements: 

  • you describe yourself as loving, caring, power-under, hospitable, stable, non-judgemental, and gifted with a desire to learn.

  • a completed application

  • a complete and clean background check

  • completed core training with The Family Connection as well as ongoing training

  • a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle

  • at least 25 years old

  • room in your life (both emotionally and physically) to care for these families.

I'm in...now what?

​Check out the Q&A section below to learn more about our mentorship position and email Joy at JGreer@thefamilyconnectionia.com for additional info.

Q&A Mentors

What does The Family Connection do?

At The Family Connection, we are driven by a single goal; to help provide the support and safety net that struggling families need to stay together. We are unable to reach our goal without the help of dedicated volunteers willing to open up their life, home, and minds in order to serve our placing families where and when they need it the most.

 

What is a mentor?

Mentorship is a big part of what we do. If you feel that you would be able to provide a placing family with love and guidance as they move towards their goals, there is a place for you as a volunteer at The Family Connection as well.

 

What are the requirements of a mentor?

A few words that would describe our volunteers would be loving, caring, power-under, hospitable, stable, non-judgmental, and someone with a desire to learn. Understanding that these placing families are loving families that are working to improve their situation is very important to The Family Connection. We never want our placing families to be met with judgement. We ask that mentors recognize that we have a social worker that works directly with placing families. Your job is to work alongside the social worker to love and serve these families!

 

We do ask that our mentors be at least 25 years of age and have a reliable vehicle with a valid driver's license. We do also require a mentor that has room in their life (both emotionally and physically) to mentor a family.

 

I want to be involved as a mentor, what now?

We do require mentors to undergo a vetting process. This process includes an application, letters of referral, background checks, and training.  If you are ready to get some additional information or start the application process, reach out to us via email by clicking here.

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515.282.7679

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