Thank you for your interest in Mom2Mom.
We are a diverse group of women who are committed to supporting women and families in our greater community.
Mom2Mom is a charitable society and actively raises donations so that there is no cost to get involved and become a Mom2Mom mentor. As a volunteer mentor you will provide respectful, non-judgmental support to other moms and children. Both you and your mentees will benefit from this relationship.
I don’t have any training in mentoring-is that O.K.? You will be trained and supported by experienced Mom2Mom volunteers. You have been selected because you have shown a clear understanding of the compassion that is needed for this work. No special education is required!
I go away on vacations-is that a problem? Of course not! We will usually pair you with another mentor. Let your mentee know that you are going away so that they don’t think you aren’t returning their calls/texts. Just like your friends and relatives, you will not always be there for your mentee.
Am I putting myself in danger in any way? We will never knowingly place a mentor into a situation that is in any way dangerous. That is why we screen families as well as mentors. If you ever feel unsafe, leave the situation immediately and contact the Mentor Coordinator.
Do I need to spend my own money on my mentee? No, Mom2Mom is a charitable society and we fundraise to support the mentor activities. A list of expenses is on the mentor section of the website. We do ask that you pay for the expenses and then submit receipts for reimbursement. If that is a barrier to your participating as a mentor, let us know and we can work something out.
How do you find mentors? Mentors are found mostly by word of mouth-good volunteers refer other good volunteers Others hear about us in the media and inquire about volunteering. All mentors are screened to see if Mom2Mom is a good fit for them.
- Make a one-year commitment to your mentee
- Take advantage of monthly mentor meetings
- Demonstrate compassion and sensitivity
- Provide a criminal record check prior to volunteering (we are now using the eCRC system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
The role of the mentor is to work towards developing a trusting relationship with the mentee.
Each woman and each circumstance is different, so each mentoring relationship will be unique, the mentor will support the mentee in some of the following ways:
Please visit our volunteer opportunities page if you are interested in becoming a Mom2Mom mentor.
Mom to Mom is looking for volunteers! The best way to find out about how you might be able to help is to come to an information session. These are held every few months on the North Shore and in Vancouver. Here is a list of some of the volunteer positions at Mom to Mom:
If a mom is trying to complete her high school diploma or apply for a job, a computer in the home can be a necessity. We have a donor of computers but we need people who can set them up and provide some basic support.
Household Items Coordinators:
We are looking for a team of people who are interested in organizing donations of household items. We are considering a model where M2M would have links to elementary schools in more affluent areas. When we have a new family, the coordinator would get a list of needed items and source them through a school. This would be a fun job for 2 or 3 people to take on.
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the following volunteer application and click “submit”:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in Mom2Mom.
Donate to Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society.
Make a difference for children and families in need – children who are hungry will be fed; families who need a kitchen table will receive one; mothers will be connected with women who will support and mentor them. Click the button below for more information.