Become a Mentor
Change a teen mom's life by becoming a mentor!
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out an application, which will be reviewed within three days of receiving it. Potential mentors must attend a volunteer orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator. Following the orientation, potential mentors are interviewed by the Mentoring Program Manager, which helps us determine the right match for you. New mentors are generally matched within one month of their interview.
Mentors are asked to make a one year commitment and to meet weekly with their teen mom. Mentors are also expected to attend monthly Mentor Team meetings for support and additional training. The average time commitment for mentors is 2-4 hours a week.
Each meeting between a mentor and her teen mom is designed to help her become personally and economically self-sufficient. The mentor will help do an initial needs assessment with the teen mom, the Mentoring Program Manager and the Family Advocate. An Individual Growth Plan will then be developed to help the teen mom reach her goals. Mentors report their teen mom's progress to the Mentoring Program Manager through e-mail and phone calls. All mentors receive the full support of the Mentoring Program Manager and of Hope House of Colorado.