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Volunteer Mentorship Program

Why be a volunteer mentor? You have the chance to give something back to the community and make a positive impact in the lives of young people in your community. It also provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Volunteers play a vital role in the every day workings of the Foster Family Coalition and the impact that we have in our community.


The FFC runs a volunteer mentorship program, similar to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers are connected with a child or a youth between the ages of 5 to 29, and meet with them regularly. Through this program, volunteers are able to develop a meaningful and supportive relationship with children and youth. The positive impact that a volunteer mentor can create in the life of a child or youth is very big!


How do you sign up as a volunteer mentor?


The Volunteer Coordinator will soon be in touch with you through phone or email.


Review the Volunteer Manual and Training Manual, which will be shared with you by the Volunteer Coordinator.


The Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to your references. 


Complete important paperwork including requesting a RCMP Vulnerable Sector Check.


Attend a 2-3 hour training session that will equip you with the tools to be confident as you start your mentoring journey.


If you will be driving your mentee, the FFCNWT will need a copy of your Car Insurance (must have coverage of at least $2,000,000). A home assessment will be completed (if required).


Get matched with a Mentee and begin volunteering!

Review the 'Volunteer Manual' here.

This provides a great overview of the expectations of you as a volunteer mentor and will help to set you up for success. 

The Volunteer Mentorship Program is offered in partnership with Home Base YK.

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