What is a Mentor?

Salida and Buena Vista Mentor

What is a Mentor?

Our mentors are a friend and role model to their mentee.  Mentors do not play a parental or guardian role in the life of their mentee. Because mentors are a friend, and positive role model, it is important that our mentors are good listeners, have an open mind, show consistency and  are dependable people.

What do mentors do with their mentee?

They engage in activities that can be fun and exciting or laid back and relaxing.  Many of our mentor/mentee matches participate in activities from skiing to playing chess to rafting to chatting over a cup of hot chocolate.  A match is made according to shared interests of both the mentor and mentee.

Adult Mentors are needed to:

  • Mentor youth age 7 – 21
  • Support group activities

Middle School Youth are needed as volunteers to: Mentor pre-school kids.
With a little time, you could make a BIG difference for a youth in our community.

To start the mentor application process, click on the below Mentor application forms.  (Some forms, such as the fingerprint background check form must be mailed or picked up in person).

You may also contact us and we will mail you a complete application packet – 719-530-2581.

Mentor Application (pdf)Mentor Application (doc)

Mentor Cover Letter (pdf)Mentor Cover Letter (doc)

Application Check list (pdf)Application Check list (doc)

Reference Forms (pdf)Reference Forms (doc)

 

Adult Volunteer  – Volunteer Mentors provide a support system and companionship to Chaffee County community kids.  Mentors develop a relationship with the youth and act as a positive role model.  Mentors share everyday activities: playing sports, seeing movies, cooking, going over school work, taking walks, volunteering in their communities, or just hanging out together. A Mentor can help a child discover a world of possibilities and opportunities simply by being a genuine friend.

See the Volunteer Mentor Job Description

Mentor Plus Worker – A Mentor Plus Worker provides a support system and companionship to Chaffee County adolescents and their parents.  The mentor develops a relationship with the youth and acts as a positive role model.  Mentors+ work on goal setting with a strengths-based and solution-focused approach. Mentors+ share everyday activities: playing sports, seeing movies, cooking, going over school work, taking walks, volunteering in their communities, or just hanging out together. A Mentor+ can help a youth discover a world of possibilities and opportunities simply by being a genuine friend.

See the Paid Mentor Job Description



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Referral Criteria and Referral Form

Know a local youth that could benefit from some mentoring help?

See our referral form (pdf)