mentorpurpleStatistics show that having a mentor can cut the recidivism and relapse rate by 40% for people in reentry and recovery! That’s amazing to think spending time with a person for 1-2 hours a week as you teach them a skill they want to learn can have such a positive impact on the mentee, you and the community.

We’re looking for adult men and women who have a desire to work one-on-one or in a small group to teach life and work skills to our residents of Welcome Homes. Skills like goal setting, budgeting and managing money, computer skills, or GED preparation. If you have these skills or others that you want to offer someone coming out of prison or treatment programs then we need you.

Mentors will:
  • Teach the person about a specific skill or issue
  • Coach the person in goal setting and motivation
  • Facilitate learning, growth and sharing of resources and community connections
  • Challenge the person on old habits and to go beyond their comfort zone
  • Create a safe environment to build relationship, trust and learning
  • Focus on the person’s development
 The Benefits of Mentoring are
  • Reduction in relapse and recidivism
  • Neighbors thrive
  • Communities are safe
How to Get Involved
Benefits of Mentoring:
  • Improve communication and personal skills
  • Develop leadership and management qualities
  • Reinforce your own skills and knowledge
  • Increase your confidence and motivation
  • Increase your circle of friends
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfillment as you help someone succeed
To become a Mentor you must:
  • Be 25 years or older
  • Complete an application, background check and interview
  • Complete 6 hours of FREE training
  • Commit to 3-6 months of involvement
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
  1. Submit a Volunteer Application
  2. Complete an Interview
  3. Attend and Complete Training
  4. Select Volunteer Assignment(s)
Apply NOW