Things to ask yourself when deciding what kind of mentor am I?

•What time commitment can I make? Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly?

•What age of youth do I work with best?

•Do I like working one-on-one with a child or in a group setting?

•Would I like to team up with other adults to mentor a child or a group of children?

•What types of activities interest me? Do I want to help a youth learn a specific skill, pursue an interest, help with schoolwork or just be a caring adult friend?


What makes a good mentor?

  • Consistency 

  • Empathy 

  • A desire to speak into kids lives 

  • Compassion 


What exactly does a mentor do?

When you become a mentor, you have the opportunity to actively participate in one of the most impactful things in the life of a young person:  A relationship. 


Is there training required to be involved?

Yes! Before you ever step foot into one of our Juvenile Detention Centers, you will be trained by one of our Core Team Members or the Team Lead of the county that you are serving in. 


What if I can't physically serve or volunteer but still want to be a part of the team?

There is a place for everyone who wants to be a part of the ever-evolving story of The Verb Kind. Whether is be mentoring, donations, catering, financial contribution, etc. However you want to serve, email us at theverbkind@gmail.com and we will get you plugged in! 


Can I mentor kids outside the JDC?

Yes! Our heart at The Verb Kind is that we would go into the Juvenile Detention Centers and connect with the kids inside. From there our goal is to continue mentoring them outside of the JDC--and we want to help you do that every step of the way.