You Don’t Have to be a Super Hero to be a Mentor!


Mentors are caring adults who provide emotional support, encouragement and friendship to a young person. 

Mentoring is about consistently showing up and building a friendship through shared activities. It is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Mentors say that they gain many rewards from the experience and the mentor/mentee relationship allows them to have fun, achieve personal growth, have a better attitude at work and feel that they are making a difference. 

MENTOR New York is connected to over 850 mentoring programs throughout the New York State. We are more than happy to refer you to one or more of our various program partners.


You can find mentoring opportunities in your area by searching online with the Mentoring Connector. 

The Mentoring Connector is the only national data base for mentoring programs and acts as a volunteer recruitment tool for programs. If you want to be a mentor, use the search results from this data base to find the right program for you.


If you cannot find a program of your interest online, please feel free to contact us directly. Our staff will work with you to find the appropriate mentoring program for you using our over-the-phone referral service.