Mentor Duluth Hoping for New Volunteers This Month

DULUTH, Minn. —

The Duluth YMCA is hoping this March will be a big month for adults wanting to make a difference in children’s lives.

Mentor Duluth is a volunteer program that pairs children ages 5-18 with positive adult role models.

Those mentors are expected to spend at least 8-12 hours with their mentee.

Folks at the YMCA say there are nearly 200 kids on a waiting list for mentors and they are hoping to add at least 31 new mentors – one per day – in the month of March.

“It’s someone that can have fun with it, can get out and explore Duluth, and really just be an extra influence,” said Josh Nonnemacher, the Marketing and Recruitment Specialist with the Duluth YMCA.

Nonnemacher says they are not looking for one particular kind of person to potentially be a mentor, it can be any adult at any age.

“Really [a mentor is] just anyone that thinks that they can make a positive, or be a positive influence, can make a difference and really invest in kids’ lives,” he said.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor with Mentor Duluth, you can sign up on their website or call the Duluth YMCA at 218-722-4745.

Mentor Duluth is also selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser this month; they are hoping to raise at least eight thousand dollars to keep their program running.

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