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Volunteer Christ Centered Companion

To provide spiritual and emotional guidance to women in need of social, developmental, and familial support of a caring adult.
Mentor Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting with the assigned client for the agreed-upon time frame i.e., often weekly meetings for the duration of the volunteer CdM Program period (3mos, 6mos, 1 year)
  • Work with client(s) on SMART goal setting  (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely)
  • Lead devotional prayer(s)
  • Apply scripture teaching(s) as examples to help manage/navigate life events
  • Act as a resource and guide
  • Work closely with residential mom/client through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings
  • Serve as an example/role model
  • Accept and relate to client who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values
  • Respect the client’s right to self-determination and independence
  • Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors—e.g. patience, kindness, and reflective listening.
  • Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the client and her family
  • Honor, all commitments made to the client

Mentor Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Willing spirit
  • Mature follower of Christ – spiritual foundation
  • Openness to cultural differences
  • Good listening/communication skills
  • Patience
  • Sense of humor/compassionate life view
  • Commitment to serve client’s best interests
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to preserve/promote client’s Rights to Privacy/Maintain Confidentiality
  • Successfully complete an interview for a mentor position with the CdM Board of Director’s quorum
  • Be at least 21 years of age

Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the client and the Christ Centered Companion (Mentor).

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