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. 

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.

Apply to become a volunteer mentor

 
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.

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