Volunteer Service Paid Time Off: Consider Mentoring

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to make a difference in our community? Or make this the year you use your Volunteer Service Paid Time Off Benefit?

Creighton Faculty and Staff get 16 hours each year to volunteer in the community. January is National Mentoring Month, consider using that time as a mentor, through many programs including TeamMatesBig Brothers, Big Sisters100 Black Men and more. Could you make a difference in a child’s life by being a mentor? As we discern our individual and collective response to the Jesuit’s Universal Apostolic Preferences, mentoring is a concrete way to accompany the young in the creation of a hope-filled future and to walk with the poor and marginalized.

Staff Spotlight 

“A year ago I decided to be a mentor with TeamMates. Every week I visit my mentee over her lunch break at school. It has been so meaningful for me to be able to build a relationship and connections with her. When she transitioned schools mid-year, I was one of the few constants in her life, and she told me the best part of her week was when we have lunch together. I’ve grown and learned so much from my time mentoring, and I know there are many children just like her waiting to be matched. I hope other Creighton faculty and staff will consider saying yes to this fantastic opportunity.” Becca Huju, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice