Become a Mentor
AFC needs dedicated, caring adults like you to mentor. Mentors are ordinary people who make extraordinary commitments to young people; if you can be a friend, can show up, and can dedicate at least eight hours a month for at least one year to a mentee, then you can make a difference. The first step to becoming a mentor is to attend an Information Session. Read more about who mentors are and what mentors do on our Frequently Asked Questions page, and check out the list below to find out about upcoming information sessions and how to apply to be a volunteer mentor.
1. Attend an Information Session
- Info sessions last one hour; email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
2. Apply & Interview with Programming StaffDOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION
3. Participate in Training Session(s)
- Training Sessions last 7 hours and are usually scheduled on one Saturday every other month or split between two weeknight sessions, 3.5 hours each.
4. Get Matched with a Youth
PLEASE NOTE: We ask for your patience during the matching process, as many of the mentees’ social workers and guardians are very busy and can be difficult to connect with. In light of this, we ask that potential mentors be aware of a waiting period of at least 60 days between attending orientation and finding a match. Our staff works hard to coordinate several schedules, so please bear with us as we work to provide youth with mentors.
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