Children and Teens

Greater Minneapolis Community Connections matches volunteer mentor families, couples, & individuals with children ages 5-16 in need of additional positive role models for fun and enriching weekly activities. We are based in Dakota County and are celebrating our 40th year of serving families in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville & Rosemount though our mentors may drive in from other areas. Matches are made based on compatible personalities, ages and interests as well as preferences of both volunteer(s) and child/parent. Our families say that mentoring together ensures they have weekly family time and that it’s easy to include another child with the family activity, whether it’s a board game, sledding, a trip to a park, or going to the zoo or a museum. We offer discounted passes to area attractions to make activities more affordable, a 45-minute information session, a 2-hour training session, as well as ongoing training and support. We ask mentors and mentees to commit to a year’s time together in order to build their relationship; however, many of our matches become lifelong friendships and our average match is about 3 years. Please consider being a mentor to a child – it is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to volunteer!

Kinship Greater Twin Cities serves Anoka, Hennepin and Ramsey. For more details, please contact 612-588-4655.

Location: Your home or the community
Date(s): Ongoing opportunity
Time(s): Ongoing opportunity
Contact: slkinship@aol.com or 612-588-4655
Website: https://www.kinship-mn.org/

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