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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.