You Can Offer Hope
Your commitment of your time and talents is an investment in the future of women, their families, and our community.
Where can you serve as a part of the ministry at CJC?
These volunteers commit about two hours a week to help students reach their goal of passing the GED exam. The students work at their own pace using established curriculum.
Computer Teacher Assistants
Classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic keyboarding skills. Assistants are vital for helping the students one–on–one during computer classes.
Sponsors provide lunch or dinner for students on class days or for special events.
Clothes Closet Help
Volunteers process donations and help women find the perfect employment appropriate attire and accessories.
Photographers and Writers
Help us record and communicate the important events of our ministry and achievements of our students.
Companies provide volunteer and paid, entry-level internship opportunities for our students and a supervisor to help oversee the process. This valuable hands-on experience makes all the difference in preparing women for future employment.
A CJC volunteer is a Christian woman or man*
*Mentors for men must be male and mentors for women must be female.
**Prior experience working with women helpful but not required.
Becoming a Mentor
Ready to join CJC and make an impact in the lives of women in our community?
Mentorship is one of the most satisfying opportunities for volunteering. It is essential to the heart of CJC’s ministry for each participant to have someone to call on for encouragement and support after the official program ends. This relationship helps the student keep the commitments made while in the program and provides the support needed to make real and lasting changes.
Mentorship is a commitment to a a six-month relationship with the student, during which the mentor and mentee must meet a total of 14 one-hour visits and have 14 phone calls. A prospective member must meet the volunteer requirements and be an active member in a local church.
The role of mentor to a program participant requires a significant commitment. It is a beautiful investment of time and relationship that makes a lasting impact in the life of a student.
Before being paired with a student, all mentors must attend mentor training, where they will learn more about Christian Job Corps as well as the specifics involved in a mentoring relationship.
After being paired with a mentee, the mentor must submit a monthly report to their mentor coordinator. Throughout the six-month mentor commitment, the mentor and mentee must meet a total of 14 times for one-hour visits and have 14 phone calls.
Principle Responsibilities of a Mentor
- Consistently prays for assigned mentee.
- Contacts mentee at least once a week.
- Has regular Bible study with mentee.
- Sets both long-term and short-term goals with mentee.
- Encourages accountability and follow-through behavior by monitoring mentee’s goals.
- Assists mentee in finding information needed to reach goals.
- Promotes mentee’s self-esteem.
A mentor must be an active member of a local church and meet the volunteer requirements for CJC.
Are you ready to invest in the life of a CJC student through mentorship?