Volunteer & Mentor

 

Volunteer

Everyone can make a difference in the lives of young people and in your community by volunteering your time. Not all service opportunities are for everyone, so take the time to find a good fit for you.

Ask yourself: What are my interests and skills? What do I want to learn from this experience? How much time do I have? Do I want an on-going, short-term, or one-time assignment? Do I want to work alone or in a group?

Explore volunteer opportunities in the community by visiting Volunteer SouthCoast.

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Mentor

Mentoring Programs aren’t “one size fits all.”  Whether you’re available one hour on the weekends, or one hour on a Tuesday evening, there are all kinds of programs that can fit around your schedule.  Check out below to see if any of these featured programs might be right for you!

Old Colony YMCA Big Sister, Big Brother Program 

The traditional one-to-one program with BSBB establishes a consistent relationship between a mentor and youth where matches commit 3-4 hours per week to enjoy activities in an asset-rich environment.  The site-based program brings college volunteers to after school programs in the Brockton community for one hour each week.

Boys and Girls Club of Brockton

BGC Brockton recently developed a mentoring program where adults are paired with youth from 8 to 18 years old. We are looking for enthusiastic caring adults who are eager to make a difference in the life of youth. Matches are carefully screened and supported through the process.

Brockton Christian Mentoring Initiative

Brockton Christian Mentoring Initiative BCMI is a collection of churches who have joined together to change the future for the youth of Brockton and help them overcome obstacles in their lives by allowing them opportunities to fulfill their potential.

Brockton Church & Community After School Program

BCCASP is committed to providing a safe space for children during after school and out-of-school time, with homework assistance provided by caring adults. Volunteers provide one-on-one help, focusing especially on literacy.

Coaching 4 Change

Coaching for Change, Inc. uses the world of sport to eliminate barriers to education and employment opportunities. The program is year round and volunteers can help in providing workshops and activities exposing game changers to skills ranging from financial literacy, nutrition, fitness, resume building and career opportunities.

Schools on Wheels of Massachusetts 

SOWMA provides academic support and mentoring opportunities for youth impacted by homelessness.  A commitment of one hour per week tutoring and mentoring a child shows them they are important and so is their education. We provide a 2 ½ hour orientation training for all new volunteer tutors and we offer on-going support for our volunteers.

Need help deciding which program is best for you?  Contact Us