One-on-One Mentors

Time Commitment

  • Residential mentors meet with their mentee once a week (for 1 hour) to discuss life in general, play board games, craft, or do other activities you both enjoy.
  • Your mentorship will last as long as your mentee is at Vista Maria; typically 3-6 months.
  • Meeting days and times are based on both your schedule and your mentee’s schedule.


  • Residential mentors must be female and at least 20 years of age.
  • Pass criminal background check.
  • Meet with your mentee for one hour, every week, through the length of her stay.
  • If you cannot attend a meeting, contact your mentee’s staff to let them know.
  • Attend monthly trainings and mentor/mentee get-togethers.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Vista Maria Volunteer Handbook.

Required Documents

  • Volunteer Application
  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Test Result
  • Department of Health and Human Services Clearance

COVID-19 and Volunteering

Due to the pandemic, we’ve significantly reduced all traffic to campus, including most volunteers. We are in the early days of welcoming our volunteers back to campus, which will happen slowly, and in stages, so that we can mitigate the spread of germs as much as possible.

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