Mentor an At-Risk Youth

Location

Youth Resource Center | 888 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Volunteer Coordinator

Keeley Bierwolf

Opportunity Types
  • Mentoring
Times Required
  • Varies

Description

The Volunteers of America, Utah AMP program amplifies youth connections through mentoring. In addition to providing skill-building opportunities, AMP supports positive youth outcomes by connecting young people with a trained volunteer mentor. Research shows the most consistent thing that moves youth out of risk-filled backgrounds to successful adulthood is a reliable caring adult in their life. When youth know that someone cares about them and they are recognized for their contributions, they are more likely to develop their skills, make healthy choices, and achieve self-sufficiency.

Mentor Eligibility

• Ready to share, learn, and make new connections in the Salt Lake community

• At least 21 years old

• Willing to meet with a mentee 6 to 8 hours a month for 9 months

• Able to pass a criminal background check

• Complete a screening process

To sign up to become a youth mentor, please fill out an Individual Volunteer Application