Do you have a heart to see young girls become confident in who they are? Become a Girl Talk Mentor!
Mentoring is a critical component of Girl Talk, Inc., so it is important that we select excellent mentors—individuals with leadership and mentoring experience, who are serious and passionate about Girl Talk’s mission. Our mentors are the arms and feet of Girl Talk, Inc. and have the most important job of all. We have two programs in which potential mentors can apply.
Girl Talk Mentor Eligibility Requirements & Responsibilities
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Possess a clean criminal history
• Have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and a good driving record
• Have a heart for teen girls and raising their self-esteem.
• Is interested in the goals, objectives and programs of Girl Talk Inc.
• Have personal qualities of integrity, transparency, credibility, dedication, commitment, loyalty, and a passion for improving the lives of Girl Talk’s participants.
We expect our mentors to make our girls a #1 Priority.
Community-Based Mentor Responsibilities & Expectations
A Community-Based Mentor is responsible for building a relationship with a specific age group of girls, implementing the standards of Girl Talk through curriculum and monthly mentoring outing. Girl Talk staff plans a monthly group outing and Girl Talk mentors plan an additional monthly outing with their specific group of 3-4 girls.
Monthly Activities Include:
Girl Talk Family Night
2-3 times monthly with the commitment to attend our 3 day, 2 night, weekend Annual Retreat in the summer. We also ask Community-Based mentors a 2 day mentor retreat and other occasional team building activities.
School-Based Volunteer Responsibilities & Expectations
School-Based Volunteers are responsible for implementing a 10-week Girl Talk program curriculum at one on Knox County’s Schools via group mentoring.
We are looking for loving, caring adults who are willing to spend time to help build confidence and self-esteem in girls, ages, 9-18, in the following Schools:
Beaumont Elementary School
Christenberry Elementary School
Dogwood Elementary School
Fulton High School
Green Magnet Elementary School
Lonsdale Elementary School
Northwest Middle School
Norwood Elementary School
Sarah Moore Green Elementary
South Knox Elementary School
Vine Middle School
*this list is subject to change
1 hour, once a week, after school for 10 weeks each semester
We expect all of our mentors and volunteers to make our girls a HIGH priority, and to:
• Have a heart for girls and a vested interest in raising their self-esteem.
• Be interested in the goals, objectives and programs of Girl Talk Inc.
• Possess integrity, transparency, credibility, dedication, commitment, loyalty, and a passion for improving the lives of our girls.
• Be willing and able to attend volunteer trainings.
• Commit to delivering the program as outlined in the volunteer guide.
• Be able to maintain a great relationship with the schools we serve and be a positive and professional representative of Girl Talk.
Application, Selection and Training Process
All mentors will go through the following application, selection and training process. Interested persons are given a copy of these policies and procedures to review. If they feel they meet these requirements and would like to be considered for a role as a mentor they must:
• Complete the volunteer application, including references and permission for a criminal background check.
• Submit the application, along with copies of their driver’s license and proof of auto insurance to Girl Talk.
• Girl Talk will then run the criminal background check and check the references on the application.
• Following a successful criminal background check and reference check, the candidate will then be invited for an interview with Girl Talk Staff. This is a time for Girl Talk to find out more about the candidate and the candidate to find out more about Girl Talk.
• Following the interview, successful candidates will be offered a spot in an upcoming Mentor Training.
The safety and well being of our Girl Talk participants is our number one priority. If at any time during the process, it becomes apparent that the applicant is not a good fit for Girl Talk, or does not meet our eligibility requirements, they will be notified via US mail.