If you have concerns about a child call: 905.333.4441

Volunteer ‘Virtual’ Mentor

Are you a happy, confident adult with a positive outlook on life? Do your friends and family tell you that you're great with children and youth? Why not consider sharing your spare time, skills and laughter with a child or youth in need in your community? Our volunteers act as positive role models to children and youth of all ages throughout Halton. In as little as a few hours a month, you can make a significant difference in the life of a child or youth. 

Physical distancing does not have to mean social disconnection – we have adjusted and adapted to ensure mentors and mentees continue their relationships while they may be separated due to Coronavirus COVID-19. However, mentors now also have the option, as of August 1, 2020, to meet with their mentees face-to-face in outdoor settings and with very strict safety guidelines in place.


  • To be a friend and good role model for a child or youth in care. Friendships and trust are formed and positive social skills, confidence and self-esteem are instilled.

Time Commitment

  • Time is dependant on the requirements of each child or youth and what time you have available to commit.
  • Approximately once a week and a minimum one year commitment is required.

Major Responsibilities

  • To provide positive and supportive communication between yourself and the child or youth, leading by example.
  • To report activities and progress to the child or youth’s worker.
  • Be attentive to the needs and interests of the child or youth.
  • Take ownership for the goals and direction provided by the Society/worker.
  • Adhere to the guidelines of the Society’s Code of Conduct.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Listening skills, friendly, non-judgemental, caring, experience in relating to children, youth and families.
  • Good time management and organization skills.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Driver’s Abstract.
  • Patience, sense of humour and a caring personality.


  • Establish a new meaningful connection with a child or youth in your community.
  • Foster positive growth and development. 
  • Facilitate life skills development in a child or youth within your community.

You are...

  • A team player who possesses leadership qualities.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Motivated.
  • Accountable.
  • Outgoing and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Conscientious.

Team Support

  • Supervisor of Volunteer Services
  • Child or youth’s worker
  • Volunteer Services Team Assistant

Contact For More Information

Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteer Services

Halton Children's Aid Society

1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1

Burlington, Ontario


905-333-4441 x 0713