Mentoring opportunities

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids
602-254-2275 •
Volunteers mentor children ages 9 to 21 who live in group homes. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and must commit to meeting with their mentees at least once a month for one year.

Arizona’s Children Association
520-747-1533 •
Seeks mentors for teens ages 16 or 17 who are aging out of foster care. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, have at least one year experience working with the adolescent population. The expectation is for our mentors to meet with their teen a minimum of five hours a month and agree to a two-year commitment with their mentee in order to foster stability in their life.

Arizonans for Children
Volunteer tutors/mentors are paired with foster children needing support. Mentors must commit to one hour twice a week and stay in contact with the child whenever possible, even if his/her placement changes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Volunteers agree to meet their assigned child (ages 6 through 18) two to four times per month, for at least 12 months.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Volunteers mentor children in grades 5-8 for one hour each week as a part of the Be Great: Graduate program, which targets kids who are at risk for school failure and helps them stay on track to graduate high school.

Boys Hope Girls Hope
602-266-4873 •
The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help the youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Communities in Schools
Provides mentoring and tutoring to help students successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

Florence Crittenton
WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing Girls’ Self-Esteem) is a highly structured mentoring program that pairs girls (many of whom suffer from serious abuse or neglect) with professional women from the local community.

Free Arts of Arizona
Offers therapeutic, creative arts programming to abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Future for Kids
Provides education to at-risk kids through mentorship and sports programs.

Girls on the Run International
Volunteers train for a 5K with girls in grades 3-8 and develop relationships that instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring and physical training.

Girls for a Change
Provides girls with professional female role models, leadership training and the inspiration to work together in teams to solve problems in their communities.

Hope & A Future
Provides mentorships to foster kids ages 9 to 18 who have been abused and neglected.

Mentors and volunteers are needed between the hours of 3-6pm to provide homework assistance, assist in developing reading and writing skills and to serve as positive role models.

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates
2501 W. Dunlap Ave #200, Phoenix
602.216.9503 •
A 33-year-old nonprofit youth development program dedicated to helping at-risk youth graduate from high school and make successful transitions to postsecondary education and meaningful employment. School-based intervention includes classroom instruction by a certified JAG teacher, summer employment opportunities, leadership development and adult mentoring.

New Pathways for Youth
One-on-one mentoring in a connected community of other mentors and youth. Training program includes pre-match training, monthly training resources, and direct match support. Mentors must be 21 years or older, commit to mentoring a young person for at least one year, and be able to secure a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Mentoring programs for children ages 6 to 18 who are at risk because of low self-esteem, social isolation, family problems, etc. Through positive relationships with adult mentors, the program aims to move these children from risk to resiliency and build a better future.


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