University of Denver

REVEL

Contact Person:

Sara Davis phone: 720-212-1606

Agency Description:

OVERVIEW: REVEL is a non-profit organization that works with teens (14+) and adults with autism. We support and guide individuals to develop a sense of autonomy and achieve their goals with appropriate levels of independence.

REVEL’s comprehensive mentor program encouraging teens and young adults to foster mutually beneficial, meaningful friendships with individuals with autism while learning valuable, applicable life skills. Our various programs provides a social setting where people with and without disabilities can be themselves, try new things, learn, make friends and have fun!

REVEL’s mentor program consists of trained mentors who offer a platform to promote socialization, develop friendships, and ultimately defeat the potential social isolation and depression faced by many individuals on the autism spectrum. As a mentor, you will be paired with other mentors and autism professionals while we lead groups, encourage participation, have fun and explore new interests in 1:1 and small group settings. MENTORS: REVEL mentors are energetic, positive role models who help provide guidance and a fun time for our REVELers. Mentors are the heart of our community by inspiring the group to try new adventures and build meaningful relationships.

Tasks/Goals: Active and consistent participation and attendance Ability and willingness to connect with REVELers through conversation and engaging in activities Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a good role model Ability to listen and be open to feedback Support and guide REVELers to achieve their goals Ability to initiate and conduct group activities MENTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Who: Peer Mentors: 15 to 30-ish Special Interest Mentor: Anyone interested in sharing knowledge in a specific area Seasonal Mentors: Short term (home from school, in transition, etc.) Desired Qualities: Team player Open Minded Patient Ability to listen Desire to help others and be a positive role model Consistency Non-judgemental, confidential and respectful Can laugh and enjoy the moment - sense of humor Ability to set and uphold boundaries while maintaining rapport with individuals Takes feedback and implements change Commitment: 3 hours at a time 6 hours per month (2x/month) Minimum of 4 months

PROGRAM INCENTIVES/BENEFITS: Internship credit/experience Autism awareness and education Valuable hands-on experience with teens and adults with autism Connection with the Denver community Fun environment Light snacks and meals during shifts Paid outings Access to video games, exercise equipment, culinary (while mentoring) Resume builder for psychology, behavioral science, education candidates Possibility of getting a written recommendation Community service hours Opportunity to make lasting friendships and impact someone else’s life (and your own) Coaching and on going training from professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis, psychology, counseling and occupational therapy Chance to grow and develop leadership skills

All mentors are required to go through REVEL's mentor training process and must pass a background check. Mentors will be closely supervised and supported throughout their time at REVEL.

Join us today and REVEL in life!

Organization Type:

Diversity | Education and tutoring | Healthcare, Mental Health and/or Disabilities | Youth and families |

Opportunities:

Mentor Program |

Volunteer Opportunity

Mentor Program

Description: Tasks/Goals: Active and consistent participation and attendance Ability and willingness to connect with REVELers through conversation and engaging in activities Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a good role model Ability to listen and be open to feedback Support and guide REVELers to achieve their goals Ability to initiate and conduct group activities


Requirements for volunteers: MENTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Who: Peer Mentors: 15 to 30-ish Special Interest Mentor: Anyone interested in sharing knowledge in a specific area Seasonal Mentors: Short term (home from school, in transition, etc.) Desired Qualities: Team player Open Minded Patient Ability to listen Desire to help others and be a positive role model Consistency Non-judgemental, confidential and respectful Can laugh and enjoy the moment - sense of humor Ability to set and uphold boundaries while maintaining rapport with individuals Takes feedback and implements change Commitment: 3 hours at a time 6 hours per month (2x/month) Minimum of 4 months


Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Time Commitment: Ongoing Event
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: Ongoing registration.

Availability: Weekday - Yes | Weekend: No | Morning: Yes | Evening: No | Afternoon: Yes
Expires on: December 31 2019
Is Public Transportation Available: Yes

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