A mentor plays an important role in the life of a child, acting as an encourager and friend.  They offer wise counsel and impart wisdom to a young man.  A mentor with Link commits to 5-8 hours of contact each month for a minimum of one year.  The hope is that this relationship lasts a lifetime.

A full description of the volunteer position can be found here: Link Mentor Job Description


In order to be considered a mentor with LINK, adult males must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be a male at least 21 years of age
  • Must be active in a local church congregation and receive a pastoral recommendation
  • Must pass a comprehensive background check that includes national and state criminal history, child abuse and neglect registry, and the sexual offender registry

The full set of criteria can be found here:  Link Mentor Job Description


Those wanting to become mentors should download and complete the application below.  Once received, a Link representative will review your application, contact references, and conduct the background check process.  Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule a personal interview.

After selection, Mentors will then receive in-person training prior to being matched with a youth.  Generally, the process takes 5-8 weeks from the time an application is submitted until a Mentor is ready to be matched.


To apply, please download the application using the button below (edit-capable .pdf file).  Completed electronic applications can be emailed to  If you prefer, handwritten hard copy completed applications can be submitted by taking a picture of completed application and emailing to