In Building Bridges Out of Poverty Teams, (aka, Bridging Teams) low-income and under-resourced team members are recognized as the lead problem-solvers. Who knows better the daily challenges of juggling priorities and managing without resources?
Middle and upper-income Mentors bring their curiosity, encouragement, community connections, and life-experience to the table.
Together, meeting weekly in a group, Bridging Teams encourage and support low-income/under-resourced individuals and families in building their bridges out of poverty. We invite you to join us as a volunteer Mentor.
A mentor is… a coach / a supporter / a motivator / an advisor / an advocate / a role model a companion / a judgement-free listener.
A mentor is NOT… a surrogate parent / a teacher or tutor / a psychologist / An ATM / a saviour / a professional counsellor / a social worker
To become a volunteer Mentor:
- Be in touch (see contact information below)
- Have a short interview with Bedford House staff
- Take part in a 2-day training, and
- Meet weekly, in a group, for 9 months
For more information (like what to expect, what not to expect, attributes of a good Mentor, etc.), to volunteer or donate in support of this life-changing work, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text us at 705-957-2391 today.
We’d love to hear from you.
If you know someone who might be interested – please share this page with them.