Mentors are committed to providing friendship and encouragement to a client on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for one or more hours. The length of commitment should be a minimum of 6 months.

Some Mentor Volunteer Possibilities:   

  • Tutoring
  • Skills-based Instruction
  • Instrument Lessons
  • Singing Lessons
  • Spending time on campus
  • Taking small trips
  • Art projects and activities

For safety purposes, mentors must be 21 years old and willing to submit to a background check (child welfare & criminal) and fingerprinting through the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. If visits will include transporting a youth, driving records must be checked for transporting clearance, and proof of insurance must be on file with the agency.