Adult Mentor


Cause Areas


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


2309 Euclid AvenueDes Moines, IA 50310



Position Title: Adult Mentor

Position Summary: The individual mentoring program pairs an individual from Burma with an individual from America. The pair agrees to meet multiple times per month at a time to be determined by the pair. This program is perfect for someone who has a flexible schedule and who is willing to commit to a year-long, meaningful program working in a one-on-one environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work one on one with a member of the refugee community in order to achieve a goal.
  • Complete weekly journals documenting each session.


  • Professional, respectful, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work one on one with a member of the refugee community.
  • Ability to make a six-month commitment.


  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must understand and sign a confidentiality contract.
  • Previous teaching or tutoring experience preferred.

Support Provided:

  • Cultural presentation detailing the history and attributes of refugees from Burma to gain a larger understanding of the community being served.
  • The Mentoring Coordinator and an interpreter will be at the first meeting to help with introductions, understanding of the mentees goals, and to discuss the commitment further.
  • Mentoring Coordinator will routinely check-in to make sure all is going well.

Start Date: To be determined

Location: Des Moines

Schedule: One hour a week for six months.

Reports to: Kaitlyn Humpal

To apply: Fill out our application located at or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at


  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour a week for 6 months
  • must sign an agreement contract

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