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Running Group Mentor

Volunteer Position Description

Goal: 

To support a youth in the Running Group Program by acting as a mentor.  To share your skills and experience in order to encourage and enhance the youth’s experience.  To act as a positive role model for a youth.


Description & Expectations:
  • Support a youth runner on a one-on-one basis by meeting on a weekly basis to run together
  • Support a youth who may be experiencing emotional or social challenges
  • Build a relaxed and positive relationship with the youth
Supervised By:
  • Running Group Leaders
  • Supported by Volunteer Coordinator
Qualifications Required:
  • The ability to run 10 kilometres with ease
  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • An understanding of Anti-oppression practices and willingness to embrace these practices
  • Dependable and responsible
Time Required: 
  • 2 to 3 hours weekly 
  • Minimum one year commitment
Training Provided:
  • Basic Orientation – mandatory
  • Orientation to the Running Group
Benefits:
  • An opportunity to work with youth on a one-to-one basis
  • An opportunity to work with professional staff
  • Satisfaction for helping to improve the well being of a youth