Become a college student mentor
As a mentor, you have a unique opportunity to be a role model for elementary or middle school students. With chapters at 24 colleges and universities across Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, we now have more than 1,700 college student volunteers.
College Mentors is looking for enthusiastic individuals whose compassion, integrity and diverse perspectives will bring enrichment and inspiration to the lives of children. Mentors are selected based on their level of maturity, flexibility and commitment. Selected volunteers must attend a half-day training seminar and commit to one academic year of mentoring. Please note that the best time to apply is at the beginning of the school year.
Working with elementary school students:
Children from a local elementary school will come to your campus once a week during the academic year for a two-hour activity. You will be matched one-on-one with a child (little buddy).
Working with middle school students:
You will be paired with one to three middle school students. Activities take place at the middle school or on campus once each week (two-hour sessions) during the academic year.
Becoming a college mentor involves:
- application and interview process
- criminal background check
- sex offender registry check
Not a college student? Learn about other volunteer opportunities.