Daily Archive for January 19 2010
Generation Charleston, our emerging leaders group, periodically compiles volunteer opportunities in the Kanawha Valley. If you’re interested in any of the descriptions below, the contact information is included.
University of Charleston Student Mentoring
Contact: Nora Myers, Director, Experiential Education
Phone: (304) 357-4914
One of the components of the UC full-time MBAL program is Professional Mentoring, where UC students are matched with a mentor in the business community.
Mentors serve for one academic year, although all mentors from last year elected to continue mentoring their same student this year, which is gratifying and speaks well of the program. On average, time commitment is one hour per week. Mentors and mentees would work out the most suitable arrangement for themselves. Contact can be e-mail, telephone, in-person, text, or any other means. Many mentors include their mentees in their existing activities, such as business after hours, speaker presentations, client calls, golf games, etc. One mentor last year went running with her mentee.
The primary goal in the spring semester is to establish the relationship, and work towards a professional or academic goal established by the student. We also stress development of good business etiquette, communication, and networking skills.
UC has developed a program syllabus which outlines mentor/mentee relationship. Syllabus available upon request. UC needs 6-7 mentors starting mid-January.
Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center
The Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center (SFEC) has 5 new Board of Directors seats available.
Generation Charleston members interested in serving on the SFEC Board of Directors please provide contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday January 18, 2010 to be presented for the January meeting.
Mental Health Association in the Greater Kanawha Valley:
The Mental Health Association of the Greater Kanawha Valley is in need of volunteers to help plan and prepare for their upcoming Mama Mia Gala to be held on September 23rd. To find out how you can help out please visit: