Become a Volunteer!
Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate's success is completely based on the relationships our mentors build with our students. We need one mentor for every student in the program. We need you!
Mentor-advocates are the people who volunteer to make a difference in our students' lives. Their goal is to identify their mentee's individual potential and then help that child find ways to tap into that potential for growth.
Mentors work actively and directly with students, but they also help their mentees succeed by becoming advocates. A successful advocate makes sure that their mentee is receiving the services they need in school, and helps the student take advantage of other supports in the community.
Mentors' responsibilities include:
Mentors must be at least 21 years old. All mentors must pass a screening interview, criminal backround check, and driving history check.
Mentors receive full training and support.
If you're ready to volunteer, you can sign up now. Here's the process:
1. Complete an Application Form
2. Schedule a Time for Screening Interview
3. Attend our New Mentor Training
This training is mandatory for all new mentors. It takes place at Lincoln Center on Merritt Mill Rd. in Chapel Hill. The fun and interactive sessions will prepare you to be a great mentor!
Session 1 Thursday, March 14, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Looking for other volunteer options? The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has plenty of them. Click here to find out more.