Become a trained mentor

Mentors needed. Training available. 

Are you someone who wants to make a positive impact? 

Right now there is a young person in need of your support as a mentor. 

If you are caring, patient, flexible, and a good listener, you will make an ideal mentor. With one hour a week as a supportive mentor, you will make a lasting, positive impact on someone's life.

Apply to become a trained volunteer mentor today. 

As a trained volunteer mentor, you can spend quality time with a young person to improve their self-esteem, promote positive youth development, deal with day-to-day challenges, build social relationships and resiliency skills, identify educational and career interests, set goals, broaden horizons, participate in social activities, and have fun. Your involvement as a mentor can make a positive impact on the life of a young person.

Mentoring offers many benefits:

  • Sharing experience & knowledge
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Satisfaction in helping others
  • Listening and encouraging 
  • Engaging in group activities
  • Paying it forward

The LifeTies Mentoring programs include individual support sessions, group mentoring (varies by region), and peer activities led by mentors. Mentors are matched with mentees based on common interests and work together to set and reach goals. Mentors are currently needed to support youth aged 10-21 on the path to a safe and healthy future. You can provide the support a young person needs. Mentors are currently needed to support kids and young adults across New Jersey. 

*At this time mentoring opportunities vary by region.

If you are not able to be a mentor at this time, please spread the word about the need for mentors to your networks, because many children are waiting to be matched with a caring and supportive mentor.

What is required to become a trained volunteer mentor?

  • Be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for group mentoring)
  • Driving record check and a criminal background check
  • Complete our comprehensive volunteer mentor training 
  • Make a commitment to mentoring a minimum of 4 hours per month for 6 months to 1 year

As a mentor, you will be provided with pre-service orientation and ongoing in-service training, support, and guidance throughout your mentorship. 

Apply to be a mentor
If you are ready to apply to be a mentor, please click the link below.

Apply Today

For more info contact:
If you would like to learn more about mentoring opportunities please contact Del.

Volunteer Manager, Del-Charrese Densley
Phone: 856.651.7553 x40200 (office) or 856.993.9932 (mobile)