Volunteer Mentors

Connect for LIFE

You can be part of a network of supportive volunteer mentors to help young adults achieve success and self-sufficiency. Dedicated volunteer mentors like you provide a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere to foster a sense of hope and belonging in LIFE Project participants. 

If you are...

  • Easy-going, Friendly, Patient & Stable
  • A Good Listener & Willing to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
  • Dedicated and Passionate about Being a Positive Role Model

Then volunteer mentoring with ACH may be right for you!

what is a volunteer mentor?

A volunteer mentor is an individual who works with a group of like-minded mentors who together, build a network of support to help young adults ages 18-21 overcome life's challenges. This support system paves the way for youth participating in ACH's LIFE (Learning Independence from Experience) Project to have long-term success as an adult in today's world. A mentor uses their time and talents to establish a relationship that promotes self-confidence and self-sufficiency for those young adults aging out of the foster care system.

methods of service
  • Connections for LIFE Mentors: Form lasting bonds with young men in the care of ACH through fun-filled group-based activities. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of Each Month, 7-9 pm; with one Saturday or Sunday afternoon per month.
  • Circle of Caring Mentors: A supportive community of women that create a positive environemnt for young women through engaging and exciting activities. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of Each Month; 7-9 pm.
  • LIFE Project Supper Clubs: A collaboration of mentors that coordinate and share in a family-style meal with young men and women in the LIFE Project. Typically Saturday or Sunday, 2-3 hours of time, plus prep work.
is there a service commitment for mentors?

Yes, a volunteer mentor is expected to meet a minimum one (1) year commitment that entails at least 6-8 hours per month for the duration of service. Training is required and provided by ACH prior to and during service for volunteer mentors.

how is a person eligible to become a mentor?

Individuals interested in volunteer mentoring services must be at least 25 years old in order to participate. See below for additional requirements:

  • Volunteer Services Application (click button below to apply)
  • Background & Sex Offender Registry Check
  • FBI Fingerprinting
  • Drug Screen & Tuberculosis Skin Test (or Chest X-Ray)
  • In-person Interview with Volunteer Mentoring Coordinator

    APPLY TO BECOME A MENTOR!view our flyer

For more information, contact our Volunteer Mentoring Services team by phone at 817.566.1619 or via email.