Mentor a Youth at Risk


Salt Lake City, UT

Volunteer Coordinator

Keeley Bierwolf

Opportunity Types
  • Mentoring
Times Required
  • Varies


The Volunteers of America, Utah Amplified Mentoring Program supports positive youth development by connecting young people with a one-to-one 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. To be a mentor you must be at least 21 years of age and willing to commit to meet with a mentee for at least 6 to 8 hours a month for 9 months.

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