MENTOR, VOLUNTEER, OR ENROLL A YOUTH IN-NEED
Mentoring is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to make a lasting impact. By spending time with our youth you offer opportunities for essential skill development, support, and exposure to outlets for expression. We offer one-to-one and group youth mentoring programs.
Review our mentoring and volunteer opportunities below.
Complete the volunteer interest form.
Attend an in-person info session at our Redwood City office. Sessions are typically held every two weeks on a weekday.
Mentor a youth between the ages of 8 and 17 living in San Mateo or Northern Santa Clara Counties. Spend 2-3 hours a week sharing fun activities, and attend unique group activities with other mentorships. 1-to-1 mentors commit to either 6 months or 1 year of mentorship, though most continue their friendship long after. Mentors receive regular support and resources from program staff.
Join our Connect program as a group mentor for 8th to 10th graders in Redwood City schools. Mentors meet with youth in small groups on campus during the school day and participate in enriching discussions and activities. They are also encouraged to contact and support students outside of school. Mentors commit 1-2 hours a week for one school year.
Event volunteers assist Friends for Youth with organizing and staffing one-time events such as fundraising events, activities for youth on our wait list, or becoming a speaker at a youth workshop.
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All volunteers must be at least 20 years old. For our 1-to-1 Mentoring program they must have regular access to a car, but it is not required for our group mentoring programs.