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Become a Career Mentor

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Family Care Network

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Do you have a desire to help young adults succeed?

As a Career Mentor, you’ll support a current foster youth workingtowards adult independence reach their potential by inspiring them to pursue their dreams.

In the Family Care Network’s Career Mentor program, we want to connect our foster teens with local professionals, helping our youth learn more about careers paths, goals and opportunities.

We have both short- and long-term Career Mentor opportunities available, depending on your interest and availability.

Short-Term Career Mentor:

  • Meet with a youth at your workplace for one hour

  • Share helpful information with them about your current position, employer and related industry

  • Inform youth about the career path you took to get to your current role; including the challenges and rewards you’ve experienced

Long-Term Career Mentor:

  • Meet with a young person at least twice a month (approximately six to eight hours a month) for a year commitment

  • Develop a one-on-one relationship with this youth, supporting them in their career path

  • Prior to mentoring, you will participate in a four-hour Mentor Training to help you better prepare for your Career Mentor role

Whichever role you pursue, you’ll receive ongoing and individual support by FCNI staff.

To learn more about getting involved, please contact our volunteer team at (805) 503-6281 or by emailing volunteer@fcni.org. You can also learn more and sign up at http://fcni.org/yep.

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About Family Care Network


1255 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, US

Mission Statement

"To enhance the wellbeing of children and families impacted by trauma in partnership with our community."


The Family Care Network, Inc. (FCNI) is a private, nonprofit children and families services provider. Established in 1987 for the purpose of creating family-based treatment programs as an alternative to group home or institutional care for children and youth, the agency now operates multiple, accredited programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals. In the agency's 30 year history, we have grown to serve over 2,000 children, youth and families annually in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. FCNI values intergrity, accountability, program fidelity and outcome-based services, and is accredited by the California Alliance of Child and Family Services. At the Family Care Network, we have many opportunities for individuals, businesses and organizations to partner with us to help accomplish our mission. Partnership opportunities include: becoming a foster parent, mentor, tutor, intern, event volunteer, or event sponsor for one of FCNI's annual fundraising events: Miracle Miles for Kids, Taste of the Central Coast and Sponsor a Child for Christmas. We invite you to learn more about the Family Care Network and to explore ways that you can join our circle of serving by visiting www.fcni.org .

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1255 Kendall RdSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401



  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 Hour Per Month
  • Complete the volunteer form located at http://fcni.org/yep

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