You Can Make A Difference.
Being a mentor is about communicating in a meaningful way. It’s about being yourself and sharing your experience and your perspective on life. As a mentor, you’ll form a one-to-one relationship with a student or adult learner who needs your support and attention. You’ll be a positive role model and a trusted friend. And, as with any friendship, you’ll get a lot out of it, too.
That’s all it takes! You volunteer to spend an hour a week with your mentee, or more if you prefer, in a school or community-based setting. You choose a time that’s convenient for you.
Just call Mentor Rhode Island today at 401-732-7700. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and send you an application if you decide to volunteer. You simply fill out the application, outlining your interests and skills. Tell us whether you prefer to mentor a boy or a girl, and whether you would like to work with an elementary, middle or high school student, or help an adult get a second chance. After a background check, you’ll attend an orientation session and training workshop, where you’ll receive a manual with guidelines, helpful tips and suggested activities to do with your mentee. You’ll ask questions and meet other new mentors.
We’ll send you some basic information about your prospective mentee, and with your approval, set up an introductory meeting. You’ll have the opportunity to attend periodic support meetings and workshops with other mentors to share ideas and discuss issues.
You can also view the searchable database by zip code. Please note, this is a national database and does not necessarily reflect programs that are part of the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership Network.
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