Albany Public Library – One Day Event Help Needed See Below – Count Toward RSSW Hours

 

Albany Public Library will be participating in the 2015 Hannaford Kidz Expo on Saturday, March 7th 10 AM-5 PM. We are breaking up the day into two groups, 9 AM-1 PM and 1-6 PM. The earlier group will help with set up, activities, and general crowd control. The later group will be much the same and help with take down at the end of the event. We are looking for enthusiastic, engaging individuals who are interested in volunteering for either of these groups or for the full duration of the event. Interested volunteers can contact me at the office, 518-427-4363, or by email at kromc@albanypubliclibrary.org.

Mentors Needed – Earn RSSW Credits

Be someone who matters to someone who matters! YOUTH POWER!’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is seeking caring and dedicated individuals to volunteer as mentors for our career focused mentoring program.
RAMP is a career focused mentoring program youth with disabilities (diagnosed or perceived) who are involved with or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. RAMP uses group, peer and individualized mentoring to teach youth about job options, how to set goals for themselves, and how to reach those goals with steps anchored in their daily lives.

Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person by spending about 1.5 hours a week at weekly meetings and helping them reach individual career and personal goals. Mentors serve as a positive role model and friend, and help to build self-esteem and motivation.  Mentors receive training and ongoing support as well as have the opportunity to participate in structured activities which are payed for by the program. Mentors also obtain great work experience and the opportunity to grow their resumes. Mentors should be willing listeners, encouraging and supportive, patient and flexible and tolerant and respectful of individual differences.

 

Interested parties should watch our four minute YouTube video via the link below, and then contact Elijah Fagan-Solis, YOUTH POWER! Mentoring Coordinator at efagan@youthpowerny.org or by calling 518-432-0333 ext. 26.

Website – http://www.youthpowerny.org/ramp/
Like RAMP on Facebook – www.facebook.com/AlbanyReadyToAchieveMentoringProgram
Watch our RAMP video on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGqYWLFqFCI
RAMP Mentors Wanted 2015