Inspire a Future: Become a Mentor


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1420 PINE STMarquette, MI 49855
For Youth Development For Healthy Communities For Social Responsibility


The YMCA of Marquette County is looking for volunteer mentors for our Reach & Rise Mentoring Program. This is a free one to one therapeutic mentoring program for youth ages 6-17. This program is managed by a Licensed Professional Counselor and training on Para-Professional counseling skills is included. We are looking for mentors who value investing time in children and youth and guide by modeling healthy communication and behaviors. Mentors must be 21 years of age or older, and able to spend 1-3 hours a week with a youth for one year.


This is a valuable opportunity to make a difference in another person's life and invest in community. You get to explore all that Marquette County has to offer with your mentee and you are connected to a great peer group! In addition you recieve paraprofessional counseling training, the opportunity to put skills agifts to use in real life situations, volunteer hours and experience, and possible letter of recommendation.


Please contact Melissa DeMarse at 906.227.9622, Ext. 13 or via email at Complete the mentor application available on our website at


  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year, 1-3 hours per week
  • Photo ID acceptable if no Driver License

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