Would you recommend Central Oregon Partnership for Youth (COPY)?
I've volunteered with this program for over four years and it's been a wonderful experience. When I started, the girl I mentor was almost held back from second grade due to lack of attendance ~ she is now in sixth grade and receives all A & B students. I have friends who volunteer in the program who have similar experiences - it's amazing what a constant, reliable presence can make in a child's life. The commitment is a couple of hours per week for one year ~ once we crossed the one year mark, both my "mentee" and I wanted to continue. Even when I'm the most tired and don't want to hang out with her, I quickly forget my woes the minute we get together. It's a great opportunity and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to work more in-depth with a child...and who is wanting to make significant difference in both their mentee's and their own life!