Volunteers will receive training to become mentors in our Nest Project, with the goal of strengthening families and preventing child abuse. The Nest Project is designed to support families struggling with child management issues either due to a parent or child’s mental health, family trauma or other stressful circumstances that make parenting difficult. Mentors will be asked to connect with their assigned family every week.
Activities may include:
- Providing emotional support
- Helping parents identify their own and their child’s strengths
- Increasing parental discipline options
- Improving social skills
- Helping families enjoy spending time together
Long term commitment to the family assigned. Weekly hours will range from 2 – 10 hours per week depending on the family needs.
Maturity, ability to remain calm and composed in stressful situations, knowledge of healthy family functioning and positive parenting practices.
Training and ongoing support will be provided by the Nest Coordinator.
All volunteers will be required to complete a background check.
Carolyn, Nest Coordinator at 612-827-3028