Become a mentor volunteer with Covenant House Alaska!
Thank you for your interest in the Mentoring program at Covenant House Alaska! We depend on Mentors to provide the youth in our Transitional Living Programs with positive role models as they strive to become successful independent adults.
On this page you will find an explanation of the steps involved in becoming a Mentor and as well as the application. Once these materials are complete and reviewed, you will be asked to come in for an initial interview. If your interests, experience and background are a good fit for our Mentor program, we will continue the application process.
If you accept a position as a volunteer mentor you will be committing to a minimum of two visits per month with your mentee as well as weekly communication. We also host a monthly mentor meeting and activity. Many of the youth we serve come from an environment of inconsistencies. We provide a safe place for the youth to experience unconditional love, absolute respect, and structure. A part of this structure is a routine they can depend on.
The application process depends on many elements including the schedule of the applicant, the references, and of course our volunteer needs at the time. The nature of our organization requires us to be very cautious while screening new volunteers. Please be patient with the process and we will try to help you have a very rewarding experience. We believe this mentor-mentee relationship benefits both the mentee and the mentor by fostering a relationship of trust and support. If you have any questions throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you again for your interest in becoming a Covenant House Alaska Mentor. Mentors truly do “make the difference.” I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to a program that takes kids from the street and gives them a chance for a future.