Site-Based or Community-Based – Which Model is for You?
The Site-Based model allows for the mentor to visit their mentee at sites such as schools or community centers. Matches meet in a more structured environment usually for about an hour per week. For some volunteers this is a better fit because of work and family schedules. Time is spent doing fun activities without leaving the premises.
The Community-Based Mentoring model allows the mentor to spend time doing a variety of fun activities with their mentee once a week for at least one year. Visiting museums, taking in a Pittsburgh ballgame, catching a movie, exploring a local park, or just hanging out, are just some of the ways to build a lasting mentor relationship.
If you would like more information about Site-Based or Community-Based Mentoring, please contact the Mentoring Department at 412-741-8550.