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?

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Benefits

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

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Time Commitment

One-year

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!


Mentor Role

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

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Participation Requirements

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

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Screening Process

Complete online application

Pass Federal Background Check

Personal Pre-match interview

Provide three personal references

Complete 1.5 hours pre-match mentor training