ECHO Leadership Program Volunteer Mentors

Characteristics of volunteer mentors for the ECHO Leadership Program:

  • Female
  • Desire to work with young women
  • Team Player
  • Life long learner
  • Open-minded and culturally sensitive
  • Desire and ability to work in partnership with young women
  • Full commitment to the program
  • Able to speak in public
  • Willing to adhere to the guiding principles
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Able to meet the school requirement to work with youth

What is the commitment for a volunteer mentor?

  • Be a good role model for the ECHO participants and youth partners.
  • Meet with the ECHO participants two to three times a month, from August until May.
  • Ten hours per month.
  • Participate for an entire academic school year.
  • Participate in a two-day training session during the summer and a one-day session in the spring.
  • Interview new ECHO participants.
  • Co-facilitate the activities with you and adult partners.
  • Attend the following special events/field trips with the ECHO participants:
    1. A college retreat
    2. Visit the State Capitol and a university

Next Steps:

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Fax the application to (831) 772-0773 or mail it to:
    Girls Inc. of the Central Coast
    Attn: Elizabeth Contreras
    318 Cayuga St., Suite 209
    Salinas, CA 93901
  3. For more information, or to receive an application, please call (831) 772-0882.