Volunteer Opportunity: Bright Start Mentor

There are more than 28,000 homeless children attending Orange County schools. For more than 25 years, Project Hope Alliance has been ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. With you, we can end homelessness today and prevent homelessness tomorrow.

Our Bright Start Program is in need of English-speaking and Spanish-speaking mentors to pair with K-3rd grade students. Children in the Bright Start Program receive a volunteer mentor who meets with them every week for 1-2 hours. Trained by Project Hope Alliance and Every Monday Matters, our volunteer functions as a mentor, coach, and motivator. Every Monday morning, the Every Monday Matters team sends each volunteer the weekly curriculum and activities outlined in an easy to follow, step-by-step lesson format. The primary goal for the students during this time with the mentor is to deepen their understanding of their self worth, awareness and growth, as well as building a positive self-concept. Our goal is to have each child understand how much they matter in the world and to deeply appreciate how much they have to offer to the experience of those around them.   

Mentoring sessions will take place at a location convenient for the family and at a time convenient to both the mentor and child.

Reports To: Jennifer Higgins, Director of Education.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week, for one year.

Age Requirement: 21+.

Please contact Kaitlynn Ramsay, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 949-791-2717 for more information and to get started.