needs from: United Way of Sheboygan County Volunteer Center

Volunteer: 5K to Stop Bullying

As a part of Sheboygan Squared Harvest Fest, Horizona4Girls will host a 5K to raise awareness to stop bullying. This will include a school competition with the school raising the highest amount per student population being given a $200 grant. This 5K will begin and end at the Riverfront festival Harvest Fest. H4G will be looking for safety marshals and water station volunteers. Registration for runners and walkers and more information can be found at www.horizons4girls.com or emailing info@horizons4girls.com 

Agency: Horizons4Girls
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 23, 2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 53081
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: 1-2 Administrative/Program Assistants

These volunteers will work directly with Founder, CEO Char Pachniak working in various areas such as programming, communications, fund raising, marketing.  These are largely self-directed positions with flexible scheduling.

Design your dream job and make a difference in the lives of today's teens.

Agency: Horizons4Girls
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53081
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mentors -- Lighting The Spark

Horizons4 Girls is searching for mentors to help ignite the internal spark in the girls who live in Sheboygan County.  This 'spark' will help motivate our community's girls to find and actualize their greatest promise, nurturing their potential in ways that will positively impact the trajectory of their lives!

As you begin your journey toward becoming a mentor, you will get the chance to thoroughly understand and embody the positive and life changing role of a mentor.  Most of us have had a supervisor, a boss or coach who has made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats. They acted as advocates, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. As a mentor you may perhaps also wear these same hats or other ones that suit your gifts, experience, wisdom and personality!

Mentors understand the need to assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship, but successful mentors also share the same basic qualities:

A sincere desire to remain involved in a positive relationship with a young person. Respect for young people. Active listening skills. Empathetic heart. The ability to see solutions and opportunities. Capacity to be flexible and open.

As you and you begin your mentoring relationship you will be exploring values, interests and goals.  During that time you will find yourself making a difference and in many wonderful little ways you will begin making a positive effect on their life.

What you may also be surprised to see is that you will be learning more about yourself, too. Mentoring doesn't just affect the young person. Mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as substantial as those for those they mentor.

Mentors often themselves experience:

Having fun. Achieving personal growth Learning more about themselves. Improving their self-esteem Enjoying the pleasurable feeling that they are making a positive difference. Gaining a better understanding of other cultures Developing a greater appreciation for diversity. Feeling more productive Cultivating a better attitude at work. Enhancing their relationships with their own children and younger relatives or community members.
 

Good mentors are willing to take time to get to know those they mentor, to learn new things that are important to the young person, and even to allow themselves to be changed by their relationship.  Often the benefits of accepting the challenges and rewards of mentoring a young person last a lifetime.

Mentors work with students from throughout Sheboygan County. A mentor's schedule can be daily, weekly, or monthly - but needs to be a consistent schedule.  We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for helping the girls in the local communities to ignite a spark in the regional communities!  Please consider becoming a mentor today!

Agency: Horizons4Girls
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 53081
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mentors -- Lighting The Spark (Plymouth area)

Mentors help to light that internal spark in our girls. That 'spark' will motivate these students throughout their life!

As you begin your journey toward becoming a mentor, you will need to thoroughly understand the role of mentoring. Look at a role you are already familiar with. Most of us have had a supervisor, a boss or coach who has made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats. They acted as, delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. As a mentor you will wear these same hats.

Mentors understand the need to assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship, but successful mentors also share the same basic qualities:

A sincere desire to be involved with a young person. Respect for young people. Active listener. Empathy. See solutions and opportunities. Be flexible and open.

As you and your mentee begin your relationship; exploring values, interests and goals, you will find yourself making a difference and having a positive effect on their life. What you may also be surprised to see is that you will be learning more about yourself, too. Mentoring doesn't just affect the young person. Mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many mentors say that the rewards they gain are as substantial as those for their mentees. Being a mentor enables them to:

Have fun. Achieve personal growth, learn more about themselves. Improve their self-esteem and feel they are making a difference. Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity. Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work. Enhance their relationships with their own children.
 

Good mentors are willing to take time to get to know their mentees, to learn new things that are important to the young person, and even to be changed by their relationship. Accept the challenges and rewards of mentoring a young person and experience the benefits that will last each of you a lifetime.

Mentors work with students from throughout Sheboygan County. A mentor's schedule can be daily, weekly, or monthly - but needs to be a consistent schedule.

 

Agency: Horizons4Girls
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 53073
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tutors - one on one

We are looking for volunteers to tutor in specific subjects: math, science, language, geography, etc. These tutors will be 'on call' as specific needs are identified that might even be beyond a one on one mentor. These typically would be short term assigments lasting for 13 weeks +/-.

Agency: Horizons4Girls
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 53081
Allow Groups: No