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.
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.
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 services. Training is recquired and provided by ACH prior to and during service for volunteer mentors.
SERVICE COMMITMENT & SCREENING
Individual volunteers must also meet a minimum service commitment of 20 hours, completed within six months after the initial start date. Simply put, we ask for at least 4 hours a month for six months. While not required, the option to volunteer more than the minimum is welcomed. If you are making a commitment to volunteer, most likely you will have to undergo a thorough screening process. This process includes an in-person interview, criminal history check, drug screen, fingerprinting, sex offender registry review, and tuberculosis test. Screening can take up 14 business days to complete.