Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Boulder County Community Services Mentoring Program
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 2-3 hours/week for at least one year.
Varies depending on the location of the mentee's residence.  Youth in Longmont are especially in need of male volunteers at this time.   
Program Summary:

Many juveniles who become involved in the justice system come from difficult family situations and/or have suffered traumas, in addition to facing the added challenge of negative peer influences. This Mentoring Program matches adults and juveniles in the court system one-on-one in order to provide the youth with enduring links to positive supports in the community.
By providing adult role models who are not involved in the justice system,  juveniles gain a unique supportive relationship that can promote the development of positive assets and reduce the likelihood of recidivism. Mentors also provide individual attention that separate a youth from the potential influences of higher-risk peers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide mentoring to teens, ages 11-17, who are involved in the court system.  
  • Commit to meet with your mentee face-to-face for an average of 2-3 hours per week for one year (Days of the week and times are flexible, depending on your and their schedules)
  • Complete the 3 hour evening training
  • Weekly communication with program coordinator
  • Reimbursement deadlines 
Qualifications and Requirements:

An ability to interact with teens in a positive, appropriate, supportive and respectful manner

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license
  • Must be patient. Often mentors are not matched for 2-3 months after being accepted into the program.  We're trying to find appropriate individuals with similar interests.
  • Maturity, patience, not trying to 'fix' a child, and good communication skills desired
  • Some understanding of child development and adolescent behavior preferred. 
  • Must pass a criminal background check and fingerprints
  • Potential volunteers with a DUI/DWAI/MIP conviction within the past 5 years cannot be considered.
Application or Registration Deadline:11/30/2015 5:00 PM
Application Process:

Please  e-mail educational/professional information about yourself to Anne Brubacher at abrubacher@bouldercounty.org

Volunteers meeting minimum qualifications will then complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional references and must pass a criminal background check. All volunteers are interviewed by the Mentor Program.

Training Dates and Information:
A pre-service training is required. 
Additional Information:
As a Mentor You Will Receive:
  • The satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference at a pivotal time in the life of a youth and helping him/her become a successful part of the community
  • Training is provided as well as ongoing training and support
  • Mileage and food reimbursement for the mentee on mentoring-related trips 
  • A meaningful relationship with a youth who may not have enjoyed many healthy relationships
  • Experience for individuals who want to pursue careers working with youth or criminal justice
Anne Brubacher
Boulder County Community Services (BCCS) Volunteer Coordinator 
Phone:  303.441.4890
E-mail:  abrubacher@bouldercounty.org 


All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.