Volunteer & Mentor
Girls Inc of Northern Alberta is involved in the community in many ways. The assistance of volunteers aids us in successfully reaching our goals of inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. Volunteers have the power to have an enormous impact on the girls in our community and within our programs.
There are many ways that volunteers can become involved with our organization. Below we have outlined several ways that volunteers can become involved:
Program volunteers can take on a variety of roles such as guest speakers, mentors and program facilitators. When community members share their time and expertise by attending programs it helps participants to connect deeper with the concepts discussed. Program volunteers will always work directly with a Girls Inc. staff person and use their own skills to enhance girls’ learning.
Do you enjoy being involved in the community… and have a few hours to spare at key Girls Inc. events? Perhaps you would like to get involved in the planning or day of operation of one of our annual events. Some of our annual events include: Women of Inspiration Celebration (June), Golf Tournament (July).and our Zombie Run (September or October).
Board of Directors:
Perhaps you are interested in becoming involved in the overall management of the organization. We are looking for committed men and women with a variety of expertise.
Becoming a Girls Inc. Program Volunteer/Mentor
We ask that individuals interested in our mentoring program submit a Mentor Registration Form so we will understand what skills you have and what vision you would like your volunteer experience to be like. We ask that individuals interested in our mentoring program submit a Mentor Registration Form so we will understand what skills you have and what vision you would like your volunteer experience to be like. The Staying Strong is a 20 session program that is facilitated by the mentors and staff. This program is group mentoring, which means that each mentor will be placed with 3 mentees. The program runs on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A schedule will be provided as the program does not run every weekend. Dedication to the program is very important. Please only consider becoming a mentor if you can commit to the program for the entire year (October-June). We will also be providing training for our mentors, as well as a monthly meeting to discuss future sessions and how the program is going. Applicants interested in becoming a mentor must sign the following agreement to:
- Make a commitment to the program (October - June)
- Attend training sessions
- Engage in the relationship with an open mind
- Be on time for scheduled meetings
- Keep discussions with youth confidential (except where youth's safety or well-being is at risk)
- Ask for help when needed
- Accept guidance from program staff
- Refrain from contacting or seeing the mentee outside of the established parameters and supervised sites where the program takes place