mentor a child with an incarcerated parent


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


Deschutes CountyBend, Redmond, Sisters, Lapine, OR 97701


Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, is looking for volunteers to mentors children with an incarcerated parent.

Training classes cover program policies, the impact incarceration has on kids and families, and mentoring skill sets.

Upon completing the orientation and background checks, volunteers are able to be matched with one of the many children waiting for a mentor. Volunteers commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, participating in sports, or simply hanging out and talking.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week
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