MENTORS 2018-08-20T00:26:26+00:00

MENTORS

Mentor Role

  • 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

Time Commitment

  • 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

Participation Requirements

  • 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.

The first step in becoming a mentor is to attend our 2-day training.  You may register here CLICK HERE.