Serve as a VISTA Member with MENTOR Virginia (MVA)! MVA is a Richmond-based, statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports mentoring programs around Virginia with a focus on the expansion of research based, high-quality mentoring in Virginia. Our vision is that every child who needs a mentor has a mentor. VISTA Members will help further our mission is to provide training and technical assistance to mentors and mentoring programs and increase the quality and quantity of mentoring for Virginia’s youth. As a MVA VISTA member, you will join our team of full-time VISTA Members serving throughout Virginia. MVA works with VISTA Members directly throughout their year of service by assisting with VISTA Member screening and placement at host organizations, and providing training and ongoing support. Our VISTA Members serve with partner organizations to support each organization’s internal capacity focusing on: Program Development, Volunteer Recruitment, Mentor/Mentee Training, Match Support, and Resource Development. During your year of service, you will be serving with Communities in Schools in Chesterfield , VA to support the development of mentoring programs at that organization.
Member Duties : Create a stronger future by empowering youth in schools through mentorship. Communities In Schools of Chesterfield County focuses on making an impact on the youth through mentorship. In this school based program, the one-to-one relationship with a mentor can help in many areas that affect life at home and at school. This final year placement will be responsible for fully integrating a research based, sustainable mentoring program in the public school system. You will research best practices in mentoring and assess current mentoring programs for inconsistencies and gaps in service. Create training for new mentors. Develop and expand policies and procedures for schools to conduct the mentoring program. Create and implement a community outreach plan to bring in support for the program and create potential volunteer pools for recruitment of new mentors. Create training materials and plans for staff to fully take over mentoring programs throughout the school system.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training.