The Gift of Your Time is Priceless - Come Along Side a Foster Youth and See Change

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Be A Mentor wants mentors that are kind, care, trusting adults that are willing to give their time to youth in foster care.
Statistically, mentorship increases the likely-hood that a youth will graduate high school, increases positive social-emotional regulation, and decreases the possibility of entering the juvenile justice system.
Mentors must complete some required tasks.
1. Application - Go to then click volunteer and choose the Alameda, County program.
2. Fill out Application
3. 3 References
4. LIve Scan
5. Criminal History Form
6. California Driver's License
7. Auto Insurance
8. 4 Virtual Trainings (Orientation, Trauma Informed, Mandated Reporter, Sexual Harassment)
9. Interview with Program Coordinator

We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact for support.

Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).

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About Be A Mentor, Inc.


22693 Hesperian Blvd Suite 170, HAYWARD, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Be A Mentor, Inc. was formed in April 1992 as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit agency. We provide proven and sustainable mentoring programs for agencies by recruiting, training and matching adult volunteers who wish to mentor youth. Copy and paste into your browser to apply


The Be A Mentor Program pairs caring adult volunteers from the community with youth in one-to-one relationships. Mentors give of their time to be a friend, answering questions, and providing guidance. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and volunteer their personal time to be a caring friend to a youth. They serve as a role model, advocate, and resource. The purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help youth develop their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


East Bay - Alameda CountyFremont, CA 94538



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours minimum per week to impact a foster youth that statistically has little hope of success. 1 Year Firm Commitment to spend with an awesome kiddo.
  • An open, caring heart, 4 trainings, live scan, 3 references, TB clearance, CA driver's license and insurance..........check us out and find out more.

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