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Call for Mirrors volunteers

The Minister of Social Development and Sports The Hon. Michael Weeks JP MP is once again appealing for community volunteers to assist in Mirrors' Community Programme for 14 to 18-year-olds. Mirrors is seeking ten more Team Leaders and one Wellness Support Volunteer to support the six-day residential component of the programme, running October 23rd - 28th. They are also seeking 20 more Youth Coaches to support the eight-month ‘follow through' programme, running from November 2018 to June 2019.

The Community Programme will give 36 high school students an incredible opportunity to develop their socio-emotional skills using the innovative neuroscience-based learning techniques developed by the Quantum Learning Network, and to accomplish goals they have set for themselves with the support of volunteer coaches. Mirrors SuperCamp uses a structured curriculum to provide students with intensive personal development skills. They learn the framework for personal success with the 8 Keys of Excellence.

Team Leaders attend four days of training as well as the six-day Senior Forum SuperCamp, and remain onsite for eight consecutive days. Team Leaders are the catalyst for team building and personal growth at Mirrors Residential, and are vital in creating trust and a safe place for campers to take risks and experience breakthroughs. The onsite Wellness Support Volunteer supports all the health and wellness needs of campers while onsite, including the management and administration of camper medication, and must have a current CPR and first aid certification.

Once campers complete their residential SuperCamp, Life Coach Volunteers help them discover what their own personal “best” might be by working on a one-on-one basis over eight months, coaching campers on how to achieve a personal life goal and deepening their character development. Coaches hold a weekly coaching session over the eight month period and also attend one Friday evening session per month with the cohort of coaches and one Saturday interactive session per month with the cohort of youth and coaches, led by Mirrors facilitators.

Minister Weeks said, “Mirrors relies on community volunteers to create the positive, supportive environment necessary for learning and growing. A cornerstone of the organization is building positive relationships between adults and young people; it's one of the hallmarks of Mirrors, with proven results shared by both past volunteers and students. I encourage residents to volunteer and support our youth”.

Mirrors is appealing for volunteers to support the Community Programme by volunteering as either a Team Leader, the Wellness Support Volunteer or a Youth Coach.

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a young person in Bermuda, and would like to volunteer for Mirrors' SuperCamp, or any of our other volunteer roles, please contact Mirrors' Enrolment Manager, Nicola Feldman Paugh, on nmpaugh@gov.bm or call the Mirrors office on 294-9291 to RSVP for the volunteer information session on Tuesday September 23rd at 12:30pm. If you are not able to attend this session, a one-on-one information may be held. All applications are due in by Friday September 26th.

To find out more about Mirrors Programme and what it has to offer, please visit the programme website on www.mirrors.bm.

Press release from the Government of Bermuda

Social development minister Michael Weeks (File photograph)

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Published September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm (Updated September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm)

Call for Mirrors volunteers

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