Become a Mentor
Thank you for your interest in the Denver Kids, Inc. mentor program. Please see the accompanying job description for more information. Please note: If you are inbetween the ages of 16 and 18, please call Audrey Dinnebeil (720-423-8137) prior to submitting the Mentor Application to discuss volunteer options.
We currently have over 300 men and women who volunteer to become a friend to one of our students. Mentors must commit to a minimum of one year of service and a minimum of two in-person visits per month with the student. While we ask for the minimum commitment, we hope that the relationship develops and that time allows for service well past the one year. The average length of our mentor matches is five years and a few mentors have worked with the same student from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
Denver Kids, Inc. greatly appreciates the time and effort contributed by the many community members who make a tremendous difference in the lives of the students in the Denver Kids, Inc. program. For this reason, Denver Kids, Inc. works with each mentor to assure a satisfactory match, and to provide flexibility to accommodate a volunteer's schedule.
All volunteers must go through a thorough screening and training process and pay a non-refundable $25 mentor application fee that partially covers the cost of the background check. To begin the mentor process, please complete the application (below) and return it to Denver Kids, Inc.
Questions? Contact Audrey Dinnebeil at Audrey_Dinnebeil@dpsk12.org or 720-423-8137.