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. Recent studies have shown that mentorship commitments of six months or fewer actually have negative effects on children.

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 proceed. If you are more interested in a short-term commitment, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for information.

If you have any questions, please call (504) 310-6962.

Information on our mentorships:

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Needed: Mentors to support youth (ages vary 12-16) toward success in school, work, life.  Must commit to 2 hours every 2 weeks for a full year, with a set schedule.  Sites:  Franklinton (North Shore), St. Joseph the Worker (Marrero), and St. Peter Claver (Treme). If interested, please let us know you’re interested or call (504) 310-6962.

Mentor a child whose parents are incarcerated – Cornerstone Builders