Adult volunteer mentors are needed to provide Dreamers with long-term, reliable, and supportive relationships, to offer one-on-one guidance and support, and to serve as positive role models.
Mentors make a one-year commitment, meeting with their Dreamer twice per month to enjoy time together doing various activities and building the relationship. Examples of activities that mentors do with their Dreamers include hiking, baking, crafts, playing basketball, attending local community events, and so much more.
Schedules vary for all of our mentors. Therefore scheduling activities is dependent upon the individuals schedules of the Dreamers and their mentors.
To learn more about mentoring, check out some of our Mentor Profiles.
Requirements: Mentors make a one-year commitment, meeting with their Dreamer at least twice per month; communicate with the Dreamer's parents/guardians; and attend an introductory training before mentoring for the first time, submit online reports after every mentoring session; and attend 2 of 3 annual meetings with the program staff.
Qualifications: At least 18 years of age, resident of the area for at least 6 months, currently employed/stable schedule, and experience working with children or teenagers preferred
Conducting background checks for mentors costs us $50. We ask that mentors contribute $20 towards the background checks to help support the program. If you are unable to pay for your background check, assistance will be provided.