Become a Volunteer
Empower a Young Mind, Become a Mentor
Thank you for considering becoming a mentor and positively impacting a young person's life. Being a mentor can be incredibly rewarding and is one of the most important things you can do for a child. As a mentor, you can help a child believe in themself, build confidence and provide guidance, encouragement, and support. It is also essential to ask questions and challenge the mentee to help them grow. A few hours a month can make a big difference in a young person's life! Time truly equals influence.
Our mentoring program supports young people who are striving to develop their character. The youth referred to in our program come from diverse backgrounds and may be dealing with disrespect or simply seeking a sense of community. Our organization always seeks dedicated individuals from the community to serve as Group Mentors and support these young people.
How Much Time Is Required?
Mentors meet 2 to 4 hours a month with mentees. This provides time to develop a consistent, positive, healthy relationship. Group Mentors also meet up to 4 hours a month supporting group outings and group activities.
What Are The Requirements?
Mentors must submit an application and be at least 21 years of age. Background checks will be required to become a mentor to ensure the safety of each child. This is required to support any of the programs offered by LYS.
Each mentor is responsible for attending an orientation session reviewing the LYS handbook and signing mentor ground rules and safety guidelines prior to any activity with the children.
Each month, mentors are required to submit monthly reports to the Director documenting the one-on-one or group time and activity spent with their mentee.
How Do I Get Started?
To begin the enrollment process to become a mentor, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. After filling it out, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. If you have questions, please contact us.