Volunteers complete an online application.

Youth Services Mentor Program then requires prospective mentors to complete a comprehensive screening process which is disclosed upon application.


A Youth Services Mentor Program  staff member provides a 2 to 3-hour training session where scenarios and boundaries for the mentor-ship are discussed, as well as ideas for activities and conversations. Typically a current or former volunteer joins the training to share stories and lessons from their experience as a Mentor


Volunteers meet with the  Youth Services Mentor Program  Coordinator for an in-depth interview to assess their interests in order to provide a successful match with a child.

Match Meeting

The  Youth Services Mentor Program  Coordinator joins the volunteers in meeting their child and family for the first time. After the match meeting, the program coordinator is available for support and monitoring for the duration of the match.