A mentor plays an important role in the life of a child, acting as an encourager and friend, offering wise counsel and imparting wisdom to a young man who could benefit from it. A mentor with Link commits to 5-8 hours of contact each month for a minimum of one year, but the hope is that the relationship builds and endures much beyond that.
A full description of the volunteer position can be found here: Link Mentor Job Description
In order to be considered to become 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, the Mentor Coordinator will review your application, contact references and conduct the background check process. Successful applicants will then 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 and save to your computer. Fill out the form electronically or print and handwrite the form then scan it back in. Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.