Youth Mentorship Volunteer Opportunity

Make a difference in a youth's life

Youth Mentorship Volunteer Opportunity

The Youth Resource Centre encourages youth and community involvement. If you want to make a difference in a youth’s life consider volunteering as a mentor.

Abbotsford Youth Mentorship Project aims to match vulnerable youth (ages 12-19) with pro-social mentors in our community. Youth and their volunteer mentors meet weekly for about two hours.

  • Many youth are without a consistent pro-social adult in their lives which makes them vulnerable for engaging in risky and negative behaviours.
  • Evidence shows that vulnerable youth who are paired with a mentor are more likely to reach their full potential and be active participants in their school and community.
  • Mentors also reduce financial, emotional and transportation barriers for youth to participate in fun, healthy and safe activities.

What do mentors and youth do together?

Mentors arrange with youth the best time for them to meet (ie- days, evenings, weekends) and decide what activities they want to do together. Some activity ideas are walks, coffee shop, mini-golf, crafts, shopping, community events, video games, music, etc. During these activities mentors can provide life advice and guidance, non-judgmental listening, teach new skills, and become a positive role model.

Volunteer mentor requirements

  • 19 years old and older
  • One year commitment
  • Two hours a week
  • Use of personal vehicle an asset

How to become a mentor

  • Application
  • In-depth Interview
  • Reference Checks
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Training Session

Ongoing support and training is provided by the Mentorship Coordinator at the Youth Resource Centre. Some financial reimbursement is provided along with discounts listed on the mentorship discount card.

For more info about the Mentorship Project and how to get involved, please send us an email at yrcmentorship@archway.ca

“I learned lots of new things and met some really wonderful people.” 

Youth group participant

Did You Know?

Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.