Relationships have the power to transform
We foster high commitment relationships between our mentors and mentees, our partners, and our staff. We seek to build a culture of transparency, humility and trust. Every mentor is assigned a mentor support specialist who provides ongoing training and expert advice on how to build a strong mentoring relationship.
- Support a young person(s) through an ongoing one-to-one relationship or by co-facilitating a mentoring circle
- Serve as a positive role model and friend
- Strive for mutual respect
- Build self-esteem and motivation
- Communicate and plan activities with one-to-one mentees
- Communicate with co-mentor before and after each circle
- Report to RVM staff regarding attendance and activities
- Attend 2-day Rogue Valley Mentor training
- One year commitment for one-to-one’s or an academic year for mentoring circles
- A minimum of four hours per month
- Attend monthly mentor support group meetings
- Complete application and screening process
- Experience and interest in working with young people
- Adhere to all program policies and procedures
- Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments
- Have access to an automobile, current auto insurance, and a good driving record
- Have a clean criminal history
National research shows that mentoring relationships thrive when adult mentors receive adequate support from program staff. As a mentor, you will always have someone you can turn to when you have a question or concern—or when you just want a listening ear. You will be invited to monthly mentor circles where you can give and receive support from other mentors. Mini-trainings will also be offered throughout the year to increase your knowledge base on topics relevant to youth mentoring.
Lastly, please complete the background check information form and after submission, you will receive fingerprinting instructions.