New Life Mentor
About the Assignment
New Life Mentors lovingly walk alongside survivors throughout their new life journey—being role models, and friends to survivors of sexual exploitation. Mentors are encouraged to have an outing once a week with their mentee during their participation in the 60-day Rescue America Emergency Assessment Program (RAEA). Mentors also continue to stay connected to their mentee throughout their continued care placement and journey into new life. Our hope is you’d remain connected with your mentee for years to come however that may look for you both!.
What to Expect
As a mentor you are invited to build a healthy, ongoing relationship with your mentee. You get to model a healthy friendship by providing them with a listening ear, encouragement and FUN! Many survivors have never done recreational activities. Things as simple as walks in the parks and feeding the ducks or going to get ice cream can be new. You can expect increased interactions as the mentorship relationship grows. There are tremendous opportunities to offer hope and support your mentee to develop self-confidence; exploring and getting to know new environments. One of the most important parts of this role is that you may continue in your relationship with them after the program. This will look different for each mentor and mentee.
- Loving and flexible attitude
- Non-judgmental attitude
- Emotionally mature and holistically healthy; able to hold burdens of mentees
This includes signing a waiver of liability, a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement and a statement of faith.
Once all steps have been completed, you'll receive a message from us regarding your volunteer status. Rescue America reserves the right to accept or deny potential volunteers based on the current needs and requirements within the organization. Thank you!
One of the Rescue America team will contact you to go over your application and to discuss your suitability to join our volunteer team.
This may be in person or virtual depending on the time.