Learn how to become a mentor

January 21, 2012 by  

Baltimore Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) is hosting a mentoring café at The Associated on January 31 from 6-7:30 pm. January is National Mentoring Month and BVU wants you to learn how “making a difference through volunteerism” can change your life.

Several organizations that are currently looking for mentors to work with youth will be in attendance. Some of those organizations are Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Higher Achievement and New Vision Youth Services. Those organizations will discuss how they help youth and will be discussing new opportunities for those who wish to become a mentor.

Become a mentor does not necessarily have to be an individual decision. A company can decide to mentor youth involved in those organizations as a group. Not only does it help to ensure that your community will be developing a generation of successful and confident future workers, but it will also make your company look good. There are many volunteer opportunities for those who work for Glen Burnie companies that can be found through the BWU website. Local printing companies can help you to create a document or poster that will motivate your employees to join in such a mentoring program. Employees who participate can be given time off work to mentor a young person, or they can receive a paid day off as a way of thanking a particularly helpful employees, or they can be given a certificate of thanks. However, your employees will find that the best reward they can receive is when they help a youth to discover their full potential.