Mentors Needed in Delaware County

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community this year, here’s your opportunity.

Mentoring.

Right now, there are 15 kids in Delaware County who need a mentor. Ellen Krogmann with Helping Services says it’s a great way to volunteer and make a difference in a kid’s life.

Mentors can be an individual, a couple or an entire family – though right now, they are especially in need of men who are interested in being mentors for boys on the waiting list.

And it doesn’t have to involve a lot of time – only about four hours a month or you can simply spend your lunch hour with a child. Or you can be a Mentor For A Day – attending an event that fits your schedule and hanging out with a child who is waiting for a permanent mentor.

Either way, Krogmann says it has a positive impact on a child’s life.

Mentoring is available to any Delaware County children ages 5 to 16, with matches currently in the West Delaware, Ed-Co and Maquoketa Valley school districts.

If you would like to learn more, you can call Ellen at 379-3454 or send her an email at mentoring@helpingservices.org. More information can also be found online at helpingservices.org.

 

(photo courtesy of Helping Services)