BECOME A MENTOR TODAY AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!
Do you want to make a positive impact?
Talbot Mentor volunteers empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. Talbot Mentors provides the platform on which to establish real, meaningful, long-lasting bonds between caring adults and young people. Our volunteers commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person.
We are looking for mentors who are: Dependable, consistent, empathetic, patient, compassionate, flexible, tolerant and respectful of individual differences, positive, and have great listening skills.
What does being a Mentor entail?
Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and to individuals
Being part of a large community of mentor volunteers
Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
Acquisition of new skills as a volunteer
Connection to a younger generation
Appreciation of varied cultures
Access to mentee/mentor group activities
Complimentary access to community events as a Talbot Mentor
Mentor recognition events
Meet once per week
Attend one quarterly mentor/mentee activity and 1 quarterly mentor discussion group
Watch the video below to see the impact Talbot Mentors is making in your community!
INFO SESSIONS ARE THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 4:30PM @ 108 MARYLAND AVE. #102 EASTON MD,21601
This is your opportunity to come and learn what Talbot Mentors is all about. You'll be able to meet other potential mentors, our staff, and have all your questions answered!
Serve as a positive one-to-one role model and friend
Consistently dedicate time to listen, provide encouragement, build self-esteem, and motivate a young person
Act with integrity
Protect the safety of your mentee
Act in a way that benefits your mentee
Behave in a fair and objective way
Respect the rights and dignity of your mentee and his or her family
Behave in a trustworthy and responsible way
Engage in free to low cost activities
Explore the interest of a young person
Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
Be at least 18 years old
Be interested in working with young people
Complete all mandatory mentor training as prescribed
Communicate regularly with program staff
Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
No use of illicit drugs in the presence of a mentee
No use of alcohol or controlled substances in the presence of a mentee
Complete online application
Pass Federal Background Check
Personal Pre-match interview
Provide three personal references
Complete 1.5 hours pre-match mentor training