Become a Mentor

Do you like to have fun? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you have at least four hours a month that you are willing to share? If the answer is yes, you are already on your way to becoming a mentor!

A mentor is a caring, adult friend who devotes at least one hour a week to a young person. A mentor shares fun activities, is a good listener, and offers new experiences. A mentor offers options and encourages positive choices, promoting higher self-esteem. By sharing your time and your interests with a young person you can help them look to the future with hope.

Mentors are not meant to replace parents, guardians, or teachers. Each mentor is part of a team of caring adults in a young person’s life.

If you are able to volunteer at least an hour a week for one year or one school year (consistency and commitment are important in the life of a young person), we encourage you to sign up as a mentor with a program near you.  


We encourage you to read through the mentor pair stories linked below to learn more about mentoring. You can also contact MENTOR Vermont and fill out a general inquiry form if you have additional questions, and we can help connect you with a program that matches up with your schedule and interests.

Find a Program Mentoring Stories Inquiry Form