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: