Be a Mentor

WHY BECOME A MENTOR

Mentoring provides long-lasting, one-to-one relationships. Little Friends receive one’s undivided attention, uninterrupted conversations, and unwavering support. Mentors are consistent – even when home, school, and friends are not. Once the match has been made, Bigs and Littles spend time together doing activities both enjoy, while building a strong relationship that will help Littles navigate through life’s challenges. Mentoring relationships have a positive effect on young people through personal growth/development and social/economic opportunity.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MENTOR?

Fill-out the application form below and return to the Big Friend Little Friend office.

Click here for the “Mentor Application Form”

Big and Little Friend meet for the first time for the school-based program.
Big and Little friend meet for the first time!
bob hearnen & daniel

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Be at least 18 years of age for Community-Based Mentoring, 16 years of age for School-Based Mentoring and/or 25 years of age for Mentor Mom
  • Commit to spend one hour each week with a child or young mom and commit to be matched for at least one year.
  • Be able to serve as a positive role model for a child or young mother
  • Inform BFLF agency of any misdemeanor or felony charge, arrest, conviction, pardon, or any suspended imposition of sentence incurred during the intake process and/or the match.
  • Be free of drug and alochol abuse or treatment for 3 years
  • Have a valid driver’s license, access to an insured vehicle, and proof of insurance (with the exception of the School-Based Program)
  • Complete an interview and home assessment with BFLF Staff
  • Provide four references
  • Consent to a criminal and Department of Motor Vehicle record check
  • Complete mandatory volunteer training
  • Along with this application you will be asked to submit a copy of your driver’s license and proof of auto insurance, if you participate in the community-based program.

“Being involved has been a blessing for me. When I moved to Mitchell, I was looking for something to get involved in to help others and to keep me busy during my free time. With my own children grown and on their own, I knew this program would be perfect for me. This allows me to make a difference in a young person’s life, while keeping me active and on the go. Having a Little Friend has allowed me to do some new activities that I would have never gotten to try otherwise, like Lawn Bowling, Quick-Draw shooting, and Kayaking. The best decision I’ve made since moving to Mitchell is getting involved in this program!” – Big Friend

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