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Last updated on October 16, 2013

Friends of Guest House needs caring, dedicated volunteers who will assist women who have recently been incarcerated for non-violent offenses. Mentors meet one on one with residents of Guest House to help with life plans, resumes, job searches, housing search among other issues. These women need support and guidance to renter society in a positive way. Mentors have been found to be a key to this reentry process. Mentoring has also been found to be very rewarding to the mentor as well as the mentee. Friends of Guest also has a mentoring program in connection with the Arlington Jail. Mentors are matched with selected women for one year, beginning with one month before they leave the Detention Center and continue for their three-month stay at Guest House through the duration of a year. Mentors assist women in learning how to be productive members of society by working, attending school, refining communication and life styles and living in acceptable housing. These women need good role models, excellent listeners and a supportive environment.
Volunteers may mentor in at the Friends of Guest House facility in Alexandria or in the Arlington Jail or both.

Training is provided by Friends of Guest House. Please see our website for further details. We ask potential volunteers to fill out an application before the training and a background check is also required. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the Arlington Detention Center, mentors must also go through the Detention Center's training which is done once every two months.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Friends Of Guest House

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Evenings  Weekends
Weekdays  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Individual
Adults (55+)  Multi-lingual

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Contact Person:
Kimble Snyder, Volunteer Coordinator, (703) 549-8072, (email)
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Address:

 1 East Luray Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Directions:

 Friends of Guest House is located on the corner of East Luray Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue in Alexandria. Luray Avenue is between Mt. Vernon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. From Arlington, one can take Washington Blvd to Ridge Road (Ridge Road turns into Mt. Vernon ave. at Glebe Road). Continue on Mt.Vernon Ave to Commonwealth ave. Make a right turn at Commonwealth and continue to Luray Avenue. Friends of Guest House is on the left hand side of Commonwealth at Luray
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Braddock Road or King Street,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 15-20 minutes
  Nearest Bus Stop: front of Guest House, 1 minute walk

Web Site: http://www.friendsofguesthouse.org

Miscellaneous Information

CVN Friendly?
Yes
For Spanish / non-English speakers?
No
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
METRO rail accessible?
Yes
Last updated on October 16, 2013


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