Elks Aidmore

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Become a Volunteer or Mentor

Have you ever thought about making a difference in a young person’s life?

The Mentor/Volunteer program at Elks Aidmore, Inc. provides the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. Elks Aidmore provides a home to adolescent girls ages 12 – 21. Many of the young women at Elks Aid more have little or no family support or any support network. Your time, commitment and energy can make a difference. We know from experience that children with active, involved mentors have a higher success rate than children without mentors.

Why should I become a mentor/volunteer?

By becoming a mentor you give young people a chance to grow and explore. With adult guidance, they are more likely to make positive choices and changes.

Mentoring Is a two way street.

Mentors can make a difference in young people’s lives… and young people can make a difference in theirs.

Being a Mentor/Volunteer makes societal changes.

Building positive relationships with young people is an investment. It helps them stay on course and become responsible, productive adults.

Are Mentors/Volunteers Expected to turn lives around?

No one person can accomplish such a huge task! But, being a mentor is an important first step. It can provide young people with new direction and a new outlook on life.

What does it take to be a mentor/volunteer?

  • Time A minimum of a few hours a week is usually required. Consistent contact is one of the keys to building trust.
  • Patience Strong relationships often develop slowly. Mentors need to “hang in there” and not give up. Patience and determination carry their own powerful messages.
  • Respect for Boundaries Honoring a young person’s need for privacy is important. Trying to get too close too soon can affect the building of a trusting relationship.
  • Communication Skills Young people need adults who can listen.
  • Kindness, Humor and an Open Heart

How do I become a mentor/volunteer?

  • Call Elks Aidmore, Inc. and ask to speak with the mentor/volunteer coordinator.
  • Fill out an online application form.
  • Or you can print and mail/fax a filled out pdf application.
  • Print, complete and drop off the Release Form Packet at our office with original signatures.
  • Agree to a background check (at our expense).
  • Attend one of our quarterly orientations on mentoring.
  • Commit to the program for at least one year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conyers campus of Elks Aidmore is closed to the general public until further notice.
Please contact the central office at 770-483-3535 to make an appointment or if you need additional information regarding the closed access.
In advance, we appreciate your understanding and compliance. We are looking forward to the time we can re-open the campus for activities to visitors.
Please stay strong, healthy and safe!