Become a mentor

A mentor is an adult volunteer who gives their time to build a meaningful relationship and share their experiences with a young person in their community.  

Our mentors are positive models of perseverance, compassion and personal success. By creating an equal relationship with a young person, rather than a teacher-student dynamic, mentors foster cooperation, give advice and support in a more open environment.

Of course, all of our mentors are carefully chosen and trained before they begin working with youth. They also receive ongoing training and assistance from the program’s support workers, with whom they meet regularly.  

If you are 18 or older and interested in making a positive difference in a young person’s life by listening to them, participating in rewarding activities with them and providing guidance when they need it, please complete the form below. 


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Are you currently employed ?
Are you currently volunteering elsewhere ?
Are you currently a student ?


I am also interested in volunteering for the YMCA, outside of Plusone programming.


Are you able to commute to another community in order to attend your regular (i.e. weekly) meetings with your mentee?
Is there a maximal limit in distance you are willing to commute in order to attend your regular meetings with your mentee?


Before becoming a volunteer with the YMCA Plusone Mentoring program all individuals must:
  • Complete a reference check and criminal background check.
  • Complete training on the YMCA Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policies.
  • Complete the mandatory YMCA Plusone Mentoring training course (approximately 14 hours).
  • Commit to fulfilling the mission, vision, values of the YMCA.
  • Commit to meeting with their mentee for a minimum of 2 hours per week for a period of one year.
  • Acknowledge that they may not be selected as a mentor, or that the matching process can take considerable time.


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