Interview Date: January 18, 2021
Interview Location: Bloomington, IndianaUnited States
LIFEDesigns is implementing a new one-on-one volunteering program aimed at bringing together customers with intellectual disabilities and matching them with a LIFE Mentor to enjoy shared interests in the community. The Program is called The LIFE Mentor Program and it is available to all of our customers at LIFEDeisigns who wish to participate.
Hours volunteered will be determined entirely by the volunteer in conjunction with their mentee. Volunteer LIFE Mentor’s are encouraged to engage in social activities with LIFEDesigns customers that will encourage good health and wellness in the community while enhancing their mentee’s connection to the community. The Community Engagement Coordinator (me) will match a volunteer with a customer to mentor that has similar likes, and help ensure a good match.
This role really doesn’t require any specific skills, but skills that will increase successfulness of the candidate are organization, communication, patience, flexibility, creativity, and having an open mind.
Tasks and activities will be completely self-directed. Volunteers in this role will receive support from the Community Engagement Coordinator (me) at least every month and as needed to ensure successful matching of Mentors to Mentees.