We truly value our long term-volunteers. Given that our children come from very difficult and sometimes traumatic circumstances, your mentorship can help them overcome anxiety and learn how to trust adults. A mentor builds a meaningful, nurturing and encouraging relationship with children and staff in a cottage within the structure of the Boys and Girls Country Program and procedures.
If considering volunteering long-term, please note we ask that you commit to at least 6 months of service. Our long-term volunteering options include tutoring and mentoring children (K-12).
Volunteers must complete a volunteer application as well as a background check, fingerprinting and TB test before beginning to volunteer. Volunteers must also meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for orientation before meeting with their area supervisor for further training. Any person visiting Boys and Girls Country on a regular basis to spend time with our children will be considered a volunteer applicant and must go through the application and placement process to comply with the State Department of Family and Protective Services requirements.
A mentor builds a meaningful, nurturing and encouraging
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Experience working with/relating to children and teens
- Good communication and problem-solving skills
- Positive role model for children, demonstrating flexibility, compassion, and patience
A tutor enhances the educational skills of our children in problem-solving, math, science, history, reading, and/or writing.
- Hold a high school diploma, excel in various subjects
- Specifically need help in areas of SAT/ACT Prep, scholarship essay writing, and bilingual tutors
- Be passionate about learning, demonstrate patience and good communications skills, enjoy working with kids
- Work with the kids M, T or Th from 4-6pm (time can be adjusted)