Mentor Volunteer


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. My phone number and e-mail are included on this page.

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.

Sincerely,

Holly Payne
Volunteer Specialist
Covenant House Alaska
(907) 339-4261
volunteer@covenanthouseak.org


Steps to become a Covenant House Alaska Mentor


  1. Application Form: Please complete the electronic form below.
  2. Interview with the Transitional Living Program (TLP) staff to discuss your background,
    interests, expectations, and role as a mentor.
  3. References: We will contact all three of your listed references.
  4. Background Check: Covenant House is required by law to complete a fingerprint
    background check. You will receive the forms required for the background check after your interview.
  5. Orientation and Training: Mentors will attend a two day orientation session to learn the
    specific policies and procedures of the agency and about working with our youth. Ongoing training will also be provided within the monthly Mentor meetings. In addition, mentors will complete an online Child Protection Training.
  6. Mentor/Mentee Match: After completing the above steps, mentors are introduced to youth in the program. It may take time for a match to occur. Please be patient as we want each match to be successful.

* All mentors must be at least 28 years old


Volunteer Mentor Application