Mentoring is a very important part of Children's Hope. If you are a mentor, you will be able to spend one-on-one-time with a child who is eligible to participate in the program. The staff will determine when a child is ready to be included in the mentoring program. It is important they be able to begin to develop a relationship with an adult and learn to trust someone. By being able to spend time with you, and doing things with you they can begin to learn to trust again.
Many of the children in our program have experienced a great deal of trauma, neglect, and abuse from the adults in their lives. Our staff provides the opportunity for the children to begin to experience caring, loving relationships and the mentoring program continues that education and experience.
To volunteer for the mentoring program, you must be 21 years of age or older, complete an application, pass a background check, be fingerprinted, and receive CPS approval. We welcome volunteers into the mentoring program. It is a very rewarding experience for our children, as well as for you. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to be a positive impact in a persons life! We encourage you to contact us about changing the life of one of our children. If you are interested in volunteering in the mentoring program, contact the administrator at the campus where you would like to volunteer.
Mentorships are crucial for Children's Hope. Our mentors will sponsor a unit of 13 to 15 children. The mentors provide the children the opportunity to attend church on Sundays and sometimes Wednesday.
Mentors provide birthday parties with cake and presents for the children. Some mentors like to have special events throughout the year for various holidays. Christmas and Easter are some of the holidays mentors celebrate with the children.
Mentors develop wonderful relationships with our children and have the opportunity to love them unconditionally and be a positive role model in their life. You can provide gifts for the children, throw parties and invite them to events at your chuch. If you are interested in being a mentor, contact the administor at the campus where you would like to volunteer.