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139 Roki BlvdNichols, NY 13812

A YES youth with his mentor


When you were a kid, did you have a trusted adult in your life other than your parents? Did you have someone you could count on to encourage you, offer a little guidance, take you to a game, bake cookies with you, listen to you, show up? We have a wait list of kids who want someone like that.

Youth Engagement Services (YES) Mentoring is a program of Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga. We are looking for committed volunteers who want to be important in the life of a child. Youth in our program are age 9-17 and reside in Tioga County, NY. If you are at least 18 years old, can pass a background check, have a reliable vehicle, and want to bake cookies, ride bikes, go to a ballgame, garden, hike, or just hang out with a kid, contact us today!


  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for at least 1 year

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