Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors, Inc

Events seeking volunteers

Mentors, Inc does not currently have any upcoming events in need of volunteers. To be notified of future events, please contact Mentors, Inc via the information below.


General Information

Volunteer Coordinator: Deirdre Bagley, dbagley@mentorsinc.org, 202-783-2310 x-114

Description of Volunteer Opportunities/Responsibilities:
A Mentor with the Mentors Inc. program is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to a student from one of Washington D.C.'s traditional or charter public high schools. S/he helps to ensure that the student develops important academic and life skills, is exposed to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, stays in school, and graduates with a plan for pursuing post-secondary education.

Essential Function/Responsibilities

The Mentor's Responsibility to Protégé

Every volunteer mentor must:
 Be able to commit to spending at least one year in a relationship with a student.
 Spend (5) five hours to (8) eight face-to-face hours a month engaged in a mutually agreed-upon activity with their protégés.
 Communicate with their protégés weekly-by telephone or email-to keep in touch about what is going on in their lives.
 Honor, all commitments made to the protégé and Mentors, Inc.
 Be respectful of the protégé's time, opinions, and decision-making.
 Serve as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors-e.g. patience, tolerance, and reflective listening.
 Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the protégé and his or her family.
 Be encouraging and supportive of the protégé.
 Help the protégé develop a milestone plan for completing high school and going on to college or work.

Types of Volunteers Needed: Adult-individual; Other

Hours Needed: Weekday Evening; Weekend Day; Weekend Evening; Weekday Day; Other