Be a Mentor
If you’ve been thinking about getting involved, now you know how easy it is and how much your help is needed. Why not apply to be a Mentor today? We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Right now is no different. Mentors are in high demand. So get started today!
For an hour, once a week, you can give a child the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together. Learn more about our programs.
We currently have openings for mentors with the ReConnect and Sports Buddies Mentor Programs. Please call 503-584-4865 with questions.
How to apply – There are a few ways to get started!
1. Fill out the application online.
2. Complete and return an application. Return your completed application by email to email@example.com or by mail to: Mid Valley Mentors Attn: Volunteer Coordinator 3030 Center St NE Salem OR 97301
3. Call us. Give one of our Volunteer Coordinators a call during regular business hours. They’ll answer any questions you have as well as take your information in order to schedule an interview.
Have a question?
Don’t worry. Our trained staff will be happy to guide you through the application process. And when it’s time to make a match we’ll help you meet a youth or adult in your area who shares your interests — and we’ll support you all the way. We’ll even give you some great ideas for activities that other Mentors and Mentees have enjoyed through the years!
Sports Buddies – A call to men.
Disproportionately the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are boys. Their parents seek our support, knowing a Mentor can recognize their son’s potential and model positive choices that put him on the path for success in and out of school.
Sports Buddies are male mentors that build trusting, positive and fun relationships with their male mentees through weekly featured basketball activities at Parrish Middle School.
Why do we need Men?
7 in 10 of our children waiting for a Mentors are boys, but only 2 out of every 10 mentors are men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a male mentor makes a real difference in a boy’s life. So step up to the plate and give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”