Being a mentor is different from simply being a volunteer. Rather than participating for day or a month, mentors for Catholic Charities programs must make a long-term (9 months – 1 year) commitment – not to Catholic Charities, but to a vulnerable child or young adult.
No experience is necessary – we only ask that you are positive, responsible and proactive. If you possess these qualities and want to make a long-term commitment to a child or young adult in need, please see below available mentoring opportunities. If you have any questions, please call (504) 310-6962.
Needed: Mentors to support youth (ages vary 10-18) toward success in school, work, life. Must commit 4 hours each month for a full year, with a set schedule. Sites throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. If interested, please let us know you’re interested or call (504) 310-6962.
Cornerstone Kids, an initiative of Cornerstone Builders
While our Cornerstone Builders program helps formerly incarcerated persons, we also recognize that children with incarcerated parents need positive, present role models, and that’s why we provide mentors to Cornerstone children. Children with incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to become incarcerated without positive intervention.
Needed: Mentors for children (ages 4-17) who have a parent who is incarcerated. Cornerstone Kids mentoring is a year-long commitment of usually four hours per month at your convenience. Mentors must complete a training and Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation. Please contact Reverend Leo Jackson or Yolander Carter at (504) 341-0989. Mentors do not have to be Catholic and may also indicate a preferred age range for their mentee.