Spend time together. Play sports. Go on a hike. Eat a pizza with everything on it. Whatever it is you enjoy, you’ll enjoy it even more as a volunteer mentor to a child growing up in a single-parent home.
The Mentoring program provide a same-gender role-model for a child who has lost a significant care-giver through death or divorce. It is a free, non-sectarian program for children and teens between the ages of 6-14, that helps fill a void in the child’s life and strengthens the family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a mentor?
A mentor is at least 25 years old and enjoys spending time with a child while participating in fun activities in the community. He or she is thoroughly screened and assessed, including a complete background check before being matched.
What is the background of the children who are matched?
Children of all faiths and ethnicity are eligible to apply to the program.
How long do you have to serve as a mentor?
We ask the volunteer to meet with the child two-three times a month for a minimum of one year.
What is the matching process?
Potential mentees and mentors are matched according to interests, background, demographics and client needs.
How is the program supervised?
Clinical social workers carefully supervise the mentors and parents throughout the duration of the match by telephone, email, and face-to-face meetings. On-going workshops offer support and guidance to the volunteers.