Being a mentor is a highly rewarding endeavor. It’s a chance to provide guidance and serve as a positive role model for one of our youth, aged 18 to 20, who is making the journey to self-sufficiency and independence. Covenant House Alaska’s Mentorship program is in need of qualified volunteers to fill these important roles.
We make an effort to match each of the residents in our Transitional Living programs with an adult mentor. You’ll work one-on-one with your youth to help develop the skills they need to live independently. Just as important, mentors provide our youth with a much-needed connection with a caring, reliable adult.
As a mentor, you would make a commitment to:
- Spend time with your youth match at least twice a month.
- Maintain weekly phone contact with your youth match.
- Attend a monthly, one-hour mentor roundtable meeting.
- Participate in a monthly group activity.
For more information contact the Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator at (907) 339-4261 or by e-mail.
To be a mentor at Covenant House Alaska, you must:
- Enjoy youth.
- Have patience.
- Make a one-year commitment to the mentorship program.
- Have the ability to maintain clear boundaries with youth.
- Have the ability to work well with Covenant House Alaska staff.
- Must be at least 28 years of age.