Central Oregon Mentor Opportunities

There are many ways — formal and informal — to mentor a teen. Whether your helping a teenage neighbor with homework, offering a ride to school or connecting through a local nonprofit mentor organization, you can make a difference in the life of a teen. Below are just a few ideas to help you get started.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Recruiting mentors throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties

Being a volunteer does not take a lot of time or expertise but it can make a huge difference in the life of a child.  Be Someone Who Matters To Someone Who Matters.  All you need to become a mentor is the desire to positively impact youth in Central Oregon and a few extra hours a month.  Our agency will fully support you throughout the mentoring process.  We provide monthly activities, training and support!

To become a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, contact Amanda Gow at agow@bbbsco.org, 541.312.6047 Visit www.bbbsco.org for more information on volunteering as a mentor!

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YouthBuild – Heart of Oregon Corps

Recruiting mentors throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties

YouthBuild members transform their lives and roles in society through earning their GED, high school diploma, or college credits, learning job skills, and serving their community through building affordable housing. Mentors are a key part of the YouthBuild community, supporting the learning, development, and exploration of young people. A mentor is an individual who wants to have a positive impact on a young adult’s life. He or she is a trusted and caring person, who provides positive solutions and support. Mentors have the opportunity to provide access to people, places, and things outside the mentee’s daily routine and environment. YouthBuild mentors help focus attention on the trainee’s YouthBuild Life Plan, participate in group mentoring and enrichment activities, communicate twice a month with the volunteer coordinator, and participate in ongoing training sessions. Our mentors also earn a Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $1,212.44!

To become a YouthBuild mentor, contact Amanda Jamison at amanda.jamison@heartoforegon.org,

541-526-1380 Visit www.heartoforegon.org for more information on becoming a mentor!

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Do you believe that young people want to shape the world? Have you often found yourself wishing that you could make a positive difference in your community now—and see the results immediately?

At Camp Fire, we provide the opportunity for young people to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are, but we need your help!

If you have a positive attitude, love working with young people, and want to make a difference, then please consider becoming a Camp Fire Mentor. We have many opportunities for you to get involved.

Research shows that young people who participate in Camp Fire programs are more likely to stay in school, demonstrate social competence, lead a healthy lifestyle, be environmentally conscious, have a sense of purpose, and achieve their full potential. Don’t wait to get involved. Contact us today and ask how you can help a Camp Fire kid to thrive now.

Email us directly to learn more: info@campfireco.org

Visit our website: www.campfireco.org



Recruiting mentors in Crook County and Deschutes County

Are you a parent or an adult who would like to help students achieve their future goals?  ASPIRE Oregon is a state-wide mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school.

Watch a video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYXTTpnxow

See which sites/schools currently participate:


Visit the program’s website: http://oregonstudentaid.gov/aspire.aspx

To become an ASPIRE mentor, contact Gary Campbell at gary.c.campbell@state.or.us

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