Interested becoming a mentor? Applications for our FriendCHIPS mentoring program are accepted at all times of year. Questions and completed applications can be directed to Justin Hoy.


What Mentors Do:

  • Form a personal connection with their mentee

  • Act as a positive role model for their mentee

  • Engage in fun activities, such as games, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, storytelling, or conversation, with their mentee

  • Listen to and help their mentee with issues they are facing


Benefits to Volunteering as a Mentor:


  • Gain experience working with youth

  • Have a lasting and direct, positive impact on youth

  • Have fun


Hours and Time:


Mentor pairs meet once a week for an hour at a coordinated time that works for both mentor and mentee. Meetings take place during the school day, on school grounds.


How to Get Started:

  • Submit a New Mentor application

  • The FriendCHIPS Program Coordinator will contact you for an interview

  • After passing a background check, receive a mentee assignment

  • Attend first meeting with your mentee and the FriendCHIPS Program Coordinator

Send applications to:

Become a Mentor

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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl.

Essex Junction, VT 05452

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(802) 878-6982

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