At Children's Hope Residential Services, Volunteers and Mentors are MVPs. They provide resources to the staff and children that would otherwise not be available. Their enthusiasm and care are sources of comfort to everyone within their contact. For the children at Children's Hope, Volunteers and Mentors perform several important functions. They increase children's self-esteem, provide examples of positive relationships, and serve as all around role models. For some children, the mentor is the one person they call on a weekly basis to talk about their lives, challenges, and successes.