Volunteer Referral Service
Interested in receiving more volunteer referrals for your youth mentoring program? The Volunteer Referral Service (VRS) is another way of supplementing your recruitment efforts.
The VRS is a free service that allows prospective volunteers to search for mentoring opportunities within a radius of their postal zip code. Thousands of prospective volunteers visit mentoring.org each month to find and express interest in mentoring programs registered in MENTOR's National Mentoring Database (NMD).
As an active member of the NMD, your program information appears to those searching within a radius of your program zip code(s). You will receive volunteer referrals via email from prospective volunteers who have expressed an interest in your program.
If you aren’t sure whether your program is a already a member of the NMD, you may conduct a zip code search at www.mentoring.org. To register your program, please go to www.mentoring.org/register. Program information submitted is evaulated against the Elements of Effective Practice, and programs meeting minimal benchmarks to ensure quality mentoring are added to the web-searchable VRS.
In order to increase your visibility in the VRS once your program is approved, be sure to review and update your program profile every three months (quarterly) by going to www.mentoring.org/update, and signing in with your username (email address), and password.