Currently Hauser says virtual in-school mentoring allows mentors to visit with youth online, to play games, visit and build friendships. Volunteers must be 18 or older, and Hauser says they look for people who are in a stable spot in their life, and have lived experience. They pair volunteers with youths based on personality, interests, and location.
Hauser suggests the need to for mentors for Saskatoon kids is growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they work with families and kids that are feeling socially isolated. Hauser says for some, mentors are only people checking in on a regular basis and so they’ve definitely seen the need for kids to be matched to mentors, growing in the city.
Find out more on how to volunteer here.