Volunteer opportunity description

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In 2019, Bigs & Littles NYC is piloting "Mentoring Moms", a women empowered program to help strengthen youth outcomes and help moms/guardians increase their ability to accomplish personal goals around academic and/or career, strengthening relationships and incorporating a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.

If you are a woman who is interested in being a friend, guide and a support to a mother/guardian of a child in our Community-Based Mentoring Program, then this is the right volunteer opportunity for you!

Join a community who uplifts NYC families!

The Match:

  • The Mentoring Moms program will follow a "community based" model, which provides our matches with the opportunity to participate in a 1:1 relationship. Mentoring Mom and Mentor will meet independently and within the community at large.
  • Overall, there is a 4-hour minimum monthly contact between in-person and phone/email/text, for a minimum of one year.
  • Matches will build and maintain their relationship by engaging in weekly phone/email/text contact.
  • Mentoring Mom will also meet with their Mentor 1-2 times a month, for a minimum of one year.

Requirements for Bigs (Volunteer Mentor):

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Live within the NYC Metropolitan area
  • Have a schedule conducive to meet for outings, 1-2 times month, for one year
  • Maintain weekly contact with Mentoring Mom to help build a relationship
  • Maintain communication with Program Manager
  • Participate in specialized programming
  • Interested in working with a Mentoring Mom
  • Bigs are responsible for financing all match outings. The agency encourages low-cost activities to both limit the volunteer’s expenses AND to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

Interested? Contact us:

  • On the internet: bigsnyc.org/volunteer
  • On the phone: 212-475-3291 x211
  • On social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Live within the NYC Metropolitan area
  • Have a schedule conducive to meet for outings, 1-2 times month, for one year
  • Maintain weekly contact with Mentoring Mom to help build a relationship
  • Maintain communication with Program Manager
  • Participate in specialized programming
  • Interested in working with a Mentoring Mom
  • Bigs are responsible for financing all match outings. The agency encourages low-cost activities to both limit the volunteer’s expenses AND to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.

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Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

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