Mentoring Matters! Guys needs to spend time GREAT local kids!

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


110 Boston StreetSalem/North Shore communities, MA 01970


Mentoring with Children’s FriendWe all remember the adults that helped shape us into who we’ve become. Children’s Friend encourages everyday community members to do the extraordinary by becoming a mentor! Welcome a young person into your routine- go for hikes, play cards, try community activities- together! The vision of the Children’s Friend Youth Mentoring Program is to establish positive, healthy, and productive mentoring matches that will enhance the young person’s social and emotional outcomes.You have skills at everyday things and a unique perspective to are an expert of your own greatness! Help your mentee become an expert in their own greatness!

Our mentors - like the individuals and families we serve - come from a variety of backgrounds and professions- law, small business, government, finance, automotive, electrical, education, human services, food and beverage industry, and more! Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone - when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference. To be eligible to apply as a volunteer youth mentor, applicants should have the following qualifications:

* Mentors should have a genuine interest in helping to improve the lives of young people
* Mentors are ages 21 and older
* Clear a CORI/SORI Background Check
* 4 References (2 personal, 1 professional, 1 community-based)
* Applicants must complete a written/online application and interview
* Applicants must complete an evening Mentor Orientation

Our online mentor application can be found at We are in high need for volunteer mentors! There are many wonderful young people waiting to be matched!


  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours per month

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