Moms program seeks mentoring moms

The mentors are community volunteers and are trained and supervised by the volunteer coordinator

The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society is pleased be able to begin training again for the Mom’s Mentoring Mom’s Program in Campbell River.

If you are a mom and have three hours a week you can devote to another mom who would like a mentor, this may be a program for you.

The training for this program is planned for one night a week for five weeks.

Mentors are screened and trained prior to being matched with a mom.

The mentors are community volunteers and are trained and supervised by the volunteer coordinator. They must commit to being available for at least three hours a week to support and empower a mom who may not otherwise be able to access some of the services in our community.

It is between the mentor and her mentee what they decide to do together.

If you are a mom who has been impacted by addiction in your life and would like to be able to get out and enjoy the company of another mom and do some fun things with or without your children, then this may be a program for you too.

You will meet with the Volunteer coordinator one on one and talk about what it is you need and how they can support you.

They will take your application and once the training is completed we will match you with a mom who we feel has something in common with you. The two of you will decide how to spend the three hours a week taking into consideration your interests and needs.

For those of you in the community who support young moms, please tell women about the program and refer them to Bonnie McGill, Child and Youth Counsellor and Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@annelmorehouse.ca or phone 250 287-7384 and leave a message for Bonnie.