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555 NW JacskonCorvallis, OR 97330
Become an approved Jackson Street Volunteer – Contact our Volunteer Coordinator!


Jackson Street Mentoring provides one-on-one friendship and guidance from a responsible adult. Volunteer Mentors (adults) make a one year commitment, and to agree to spend 1-3 hours per week with the youth they’ve been matched with. The mentors will be meeting out in the community (go on a hike, walk downtown, take a tour of LBCC) and outings will be scheduled with the youth and family, while Jackson Street staff supervise through check-ins and regular phone calls.

Mentees (youth) must be referred by a service provider (probation officer, therapist, school counselor, etc). Youth are paired with their Mentor once a good match is found.

  • Provides consistent support and friendship to a youth (male or female) ages 10-17
  • Is at least 19 years old
  • Resides in Benton or Linn County
  • Has a positive perspective of young people
  • Adheres to all program policies and procedures
  • Meets consistently and is dependable
  • Has at least two hours per week to share with their Mentee, for one year
  • Attends training sessions as required, and a minimum of 8 Monthly Mentor Meetings throughout the year
  • Willingly communicates with program staff about activity information and takes constructive feedback and suggestions. We ask for weekly email or phone updates for the first 3 months, and bi-weekly updates for the remaining 9 months. Mentors ask questions when they have them - you’re not alone!
  • Does not abuse or use alcohol or controlled substances while acting as a Volunteer (with your mentee)
  • Is not currently in treatment for substance abuse, and has a non-addictive period of at least five years
  • Completed Volunteer Time Sheets each month
  • Has a passion for supporting runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. Experience working with this population, or personal history is a plus but not required.


  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week
  • pass background and reference checks, be excited to support a youth, adheres to program procedures..

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