Being a mentor is a highly rewarding endeavor. It’s a chance to provide guidance and serve as a positive role model for one of our youth, aged 17 to 24, who is making the journey to self-sufficiency and independence. Covenant House Alaska’s Mentorship program is in need of qualified volunteers to fill these important roles.
We make an effort to match each of the residents in our Transitional Living programs with an adult mentor. You’ll work one-on-one with your youth to help develop the skills they need to live independently. Just as important, mentors provide our youth with a much-needed connection with a caring, reliable adult.
As a mentor, you would make a commitment to:
Spend time with your youth match at least twice a month.
Maintain weekly phone contact with your youth match.
Attend a monthly meeting & activity.
To be a mentor at Covenant House Alaska, you must:
Be at least 28 years of age.
Make a two-year commitment to the mentorship program.
Have the ability to maintain clear boundaries with youth.
Have the ability to work well with Covenant House Alaska staff.
We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to his people are dedicated to living out his covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in his humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among his people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.
Covenant House Alaska is a life-line from the streets for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth in Anchroage. Our programs include: *A Crisis Center providing immediate care and sanctuary for youth ages 13-20 *A Drop In Center providing outreach and walk-in services to support youth in marginal living situations *A Transitional Living Program helping youth transition from homelessness to independent living *Workforce Development providing youth educational and employment support as well as opportunities to obtain jobs.