Volunteers, and especially volunteer mentors, are incredibly important to the Villa. Thus far, our need has been met by some incredibly talented people, but as our needs increase, we have been looking for ways to expand tohe pool of people who can make such a HUGE difference in a young person’s life.
In late April, the Virginia Mentoring Partnership notified us that the Villa had been selected as a VISTA Host Site and part of the VMP VISTA Mentoring Program. The program will provide a VISTA member as Mentor Program Coordinator for one year, beginning in late August. VMP also will provide the Villa with training and technical assistance in developing and/or building capacity for our mentoring program.
It took a lot of work to receive this grant, and we are SO excited about the possibilities the grant will provide!
If you are interested in learning more about the Villa’s mentoring program and whether it is something you would like to do, please call Catherine Stanley, the Villa’s Manager of Volunteer and Community Resources. You can reach Catherine by telephone (804-521-5577) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will be happy to tell you more about the program.