Jan 20, 2017
by Jim Richardson
YOU can make a difference in someone's life!
United Way Mentor-Tutor Volunteer Fair on January 27!
Do you consider yourself a successful person? Chances are you had some help along the way.
Maybe you were lucky enough to have a parent, a teacher, a coach, or a colleague who taught and modeled all sorts of skills. While you were learning a practical skill like long division, free throw shooting or square knots, you also absorbed a bit of your mentor's social skills, emotional maturity, work ethic or joyful outlook on life.
Lots of people aren't so lucky. So maybe it's time you paid it forward?
Not sure where to start? Stop by the United Way Mentor and Tutor Volunteer Fair on Friday, January 27, 11am-2pm at the Omni-Charlottesville Hotel. No pressure, just a fun way to learn about your community and how you can change someone's life. Light food and drink will be provided, and parking is free.
Chat with representatives from the following agencies. Learn what each program requires. Find a role that fits your personality and schedule.
Studies have shown that mentorship programs help clients stay in school, make healthier choices, and avoid substance abuse. They can also greatly enrich the lives of the volunteers.