A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of you to show you how they did it. A mentor walks alongside you to show you what you can do.

The Program

  • Match kids impacted by a loved one’s cancer with an adult who’s had a similar experience.
  • This “friendship” lasts one year, spending 6 to 8 hours a month together participating in activities out in the community.
  • Through this friendship the children have an advocate who can offer guidance and give them the individualized attention they need.

The Children

  • Between the ages of 7 to 17
  • Have a parent or sibling with cancer, who has passed away from cancer, or is in remission from cancer
  • Struggling to deal with the aftermath cancer can cause

The Mentors

  • 18+ years old
  • Loves working with kids
  • Impacted by cancer (either witnessing a loved one’s battle or is a cancer survivor)
  • Background check (LiveScan fingerprinting) & TB test required
  • Willing to commit 6-8 hours/month for 1 yr
“I loved how WWS is a resource for the children and the families. It is also an organization that does not limit my time as to when & how I can volunteer.”
Karin
Mentor