The ideal volunteer is a self starter who works well with others from a diverse background. Good communication, interpersonal skills, and adaptability are also necessary. The candidate should enjoy working with youth.
After-School Mentors make a semester long commitment to mentor one of our K-12 students, longer commitments are encouraged. After School Mentors focus on building a trusted relationship with their mentee, and the other students at the program. Most of the time will be spent in a one on one setting where mentors provide homework help and do activities designed to build relationship and promote education and/or interpersonal skills, which could include but are not limited to reading together or playing games. After School Mentors communicate concerns, and work with other volunteers and CHAT staff to improve the experience for all. All After-School Program Mentors are required to attend a training.