Volunteer Referral Service
Interested in recruiting more volunteers for your youth mentoring program? The Volunteer Referral Service (VRS) is great way to supplement your mentor recruitment efforts.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership offers a free service that helps quality youth mentoring programs across the US recruit more local volunteers while greatly increasing visibility for their organizations. Thousands of prospective volunteers visit mentoring.org, serve.gov, CARES Mentoring, the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative site, NBA Cares, and other sites each month to search MENTOR's database for mentoring programs in their areas. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor can search for mentoring opportunities by zip code, ages of youth served, and program type to find and contact programs that interest them.
Note that in early summer 2015, we are transitioning to a new referral system called the Mentoring Connector.
VRS listings will not be transferred to the new system automatically. To submit your program listing to the Mentoring Connector for review, use the Add a New Program button on the Mentoring Connector login page.
Know of a quality mentoring program seeking to recruit volunteers? Send them this Mentoring Connector information sheet.
Youth mentoring programs meeting baseline quality standards as outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice™ will be added to the publicly-searchable referral database. Programs that cannot approved for public search will remain in our national database of mentoring programs, aggregate data from which is used by researchers, policy advocates, and our network of Mentoring Partnerships to inform the national conversation about the importance of youth mentoring in the US.
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Statement on the America’s FOCUS Act
- MENTOR Applauds One Year of Action on My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
- EY and MENTOR release the business case for private-sector engagement in youth mentoring
- NBA Cares Ambassador Jason Collins to Headline Fifth Annual National Mentoring Summit