The Process
How to Apply

If you believe that you are a suitable candidate, we would love to receive your application, which can be downloaded here. Please fill out the application and email us the completed copy at legacygrandparents@gmail.com

The Process

Applicants for the mentoring position need to ensure they meet the following conditions. (Younger age mentors may be approved, on a case to case basis)

  • 50 years of age or older
  • Enjoy the company of youth or young adults
  • Be committed to respect the family bonds of youth or young adult mentees
  • Able to enrich the life of a youth or young adult
  • Able to share 2-3 hours a week with a youth or young adult 
  • Able to commit to the program for at least one year
  • Complete the volunteer application package
  • Undergo all the required training to be a mentor in our program
The Next Steps

After submitting your application, our designated staff will assess the completeness of the package and suitability for our program. Depending on the number of applications, this may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. After we have your application processed, the following steps will occur as such...

  • First interview conducted over the phone
  • Second interview conducted at your home
  • References will be checked
  • An orientation session will be given
  • You will receive match information with a potential mentee
  • A meeting involving both you and the mentee (sometimes with their family involved) will be arranged
  • Match will be finalized with ongoing support from our end
Safety Disclaimer

We require all of our Mentor applicants to undergo a background check at the police station, including the vulnerable sector, in order to have their application considered. Additionally, youth ages 13-19 are required to sign up for the program with a parent/guardian who will oversee their mentoring activities online and offline. When we propose mentoring matches, the youth and their family can assess suitability and have a choice to either accept the Mentor, or continue searching for a better fit.

If both parties agree to proceed with the application, the Mentor will meet with the Mentee and their family. On top of this, all of our Mentors undergo an orientation and several training sessions with Legacy Grandparents during the application stage. 

We are committed and focused to keep youth and volunteers safe by creating and maintaining secure structures and environment in the youth mentoring program.

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