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Mission Statement

Mentoring Children of Promise was created to help develop additional close, supportive relationships for at-risk youth.


Program: Mentoring Children of Promise

Mentoring Children of Promise is looking for volunteers to take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing one-to-one relationship. Volunteers will build trust, respect, and self-esteem by planning and participating in activities with their mentee as well as helping to set goals and working to accomplish them.

Volunteers are needed for King and Snohomish County as well as surrounding areas. Please become part of our mission!

Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity to gain skill and experience in social work and childcare services while making a positive contribution in the lives of young children!

Knowledge and Abilities:
Must be 21 years of age or older
Desire to work with young people
Be willing to adhere to all program polices and procedures
Dependable and consistent
Reliable transportation
Two year commitment
Minimum eight hours per month one-on-one with mentee
Communicate with mentee weekly

Prerequisite Information:
Complete volunteer placement application
Provide three references
Pass background check
Attend four hour training
Schedule in-home interview



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Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Volunteers of America, Mentoring Children of Promise?

by WendiLee M. from Everett, WA (Administrator for this Organization) (2011-04-19 13:57:51.0)
Anne - I am sorry you had a negative experience with Mentoring Children of Promise. Please contact our Mentor Coach Manager at 425.259.2973 x2486 to discuss how we could have served you better.
by Anne K. (2011-04-19 09:27:42.0)
Great idea and great opportunity for those who love working with children (and even those who do not have any prior experience working with children). The program itself is poorly run; I'd be surprised if its operational efficiency is above 50%. Staff seemed knowledgeable enough, but often unresponsive to inquiries. I would not recommend volunteering with this program. There are similar mentoring programs that may be better worth your time.