Read about our Volunteer and Mentorship opportunities below, or contact Dr. Natalie Ellington, our Executive Director at: [email protected] or call 567.233.2632 to discuss specific volunteer, mentoring, donation and endowment opportunities. The need is great and with the creative use of all our talents, working together there is so much that can be accomplished. Sowing into the lives of young people returns dividends beyond measure. In our everyday existence, we can touch one another in ways and meaning that we can’t imagine – just by being ourselves and answering a call placed on our hearts.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love.
Many skillsets are needed as we build the organization, open the home, and empower, equip and coach our young ladies. We can match your skills and interests with their needs.
- Manage Facebook page
- Manage Twitter account
- Develop public awareness campaigns
- Maintain Media Kit
- Research grant opportunities
- Write grant applications
- Manage donor communications
- Coordinate Annual Benefit Breakfast
- Coordinate Celebrate 18!
- Coordinate mentor/mentee connections
- Schedule private receptions
- Compile manuals
- Policy & Procedures
Our Policy regarding Mentoring:
Eileen & Callie’s Place is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization committed to empowering, educating, and coaching young women aged out of foster care. These young ladies need genuine relationships, mentors who are truly concerned about their well-being and their future. The fulfillment to what is needed is clearly expressed in Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
We, therefore, require that ALL of our mentors be of like faith and belief in this vital call and approach this program with the love and commitment it deserves. Please refer to our Statement of Faith. Applicants seeking consideration as Mentors will be governed by our Mentor Program Policy. Completing and submitting an application acknowledges that you have read and agree to abide by said policy.
We are only considering female applicants for acceptance into the Mentoring Program and thank you for your interest.
Purpose of mentoring program:
- To help young ladies (18-24) who have aged out of the foster care system develop a positive vision for the future.
What does a mentor do?
- Develops a trusting relationship with the mentee,
- Creates a safe learning environment,
- Facilitates the mentee’s growth by sharing resources,
- Coaches the mentee on particular skills,
- Focuses on the mentee’s total development, and
- Challenges the mentee to move beyond her comfort zone.
What are the basic requirements?
What are the commitment terms?
- Short Term – 1 year
- Mid Term – 2 years plus
- Long Term – until your mentee achieves stability
Our Resource Partners
Our Resource Partners are organizations that support the vision and mission of Eileen & Callie’s Place.
While there is no promise or expectation of financial discounts or special services, they are committed to being a resource and providing services necessary for our young ladies to transition into successful, productive adults. Services include, but are not limited to, career exploration, economic empowerment, legal services, health and nutritional guidance, financial literacy, job placement, internships, education: high school completion and postsecondary. For all of the services we are truly grateful!
Please visit their respective websites for a comprehensive description of the resources they provide.
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