Create a life changing friendship with a child and change their and your life forever. Our youth mentoring program has been creating professionally facilitated matches between children and adults on Guam for over 15 years.
Moving somewhere new is always a tough transition. Luckily the friendly multi-lingual staff at the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop are here to make that transition a little easier. From assisting with documentation to holding Welcome to Guam Orientations, we got you covered.
Sports, crocheting, art and resume building classes, we have something for everyone. We bring fun and educational activities for youth and families to communities facing adversity. Learn more about how you can get involved by coming out or sharing a skill with the community!
Have an extraordinary idea for an activity or fundraiser? Short on time but want to come out and volunteer? We have all kind of volunteer opportunities to fit your life. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.
With over 15 years of experience facilitating youth mentoring matches, Mañelu, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam, knows it is all about creating relationships. We focus on getting to know the child and the volunteer, their likes, dislikes and interests. Because we know that matching volunteers with children is just as important as the time you will spend with them.
Mentoring isn't a full time job, it should be considered fun time! Mentors are asked to spend a minimum of 2-4 hours a month with their mentee. One long hang out session or mini adventures during the month, it's up to you two! We do ask for a one year commitment of all of our mentors...24-48 hours a year minimum.
Community mentors and mentees, once matched, spend time together after school or on the weekends. Whatever fits both of your schedules. Beach days, reading or catching a local event are all fun things you could do together.
Site mentors are matched with mentees at a school or at one of the communities we work in. Site mentors will meet their mentees during school lunch, or during our after school community activities. Staff will always be on hand to bring fun activities and games for you and your mentee to play.
Come out to one of our special events and be matched with a child for the day! Mentors and mentees are matched for the day of the event and get to hang out, learn about each other and have fun with other mentors and mentees that have been matched for the day.
The Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop is a special program that provides informational and educational resources to assist our Micronesian brothers and sisters as they transition to a new life on Guam.
Whether visiting us in our office in Harmon Industrial or meeting us in your neighborhood in the MAI van, our friendly multilingual case workers are here to provide helpful information about life on Guam and referrals to various programs and services. Our caseworkers hold informational workshops and can also give one-on-one assistance to help ease the transition.
In collaboration with the local government and other nonprofit organizations, the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop aims to increase awareness of services and address the needs of Micronesians living on Guam.
The Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop is constantly out in the community, holding workshops, activities and outreaches with our island's youth and families. Learn how you can volunteer and be part of the team!