We recruit adult volunteers and match each adult with a youth in the community who is in need of a mentor. Our youth live in Dubuque and Jackson counties. Each mentor-mentee match is asked to meet for a couple of hours twice a month. Matches do things like play catch, go hiking and fishing, go out for pizza, do crafts, and a variety of other fun activities. Research shows that children with a mentor are more confident in their school work performance, less likely to skip school, less likely to begin using illegal drugs and alcohol, and get along better with their families.
Volunteer Need 1
Mentor - Men and women are need to mentor each month with a community youth. You and the mentee will decide how to spend your time together which may include activities such as shooting hoops, picnicking at the park, or going to the library. Staff is available for support and supervision. We ask for a one year commitment. 4-5 Hours/Month
Volunteer Need 2
Host an Event - Mentor Dubuque is always looking for individuals/groups to organize an activity for mentors and mentees to attend. Examples of past events include cooking classes, holiday-themed parties, fishing day and Zumba classes. Open to new ideas too!
Volunteer Need 3
Bowl Dubuque - This is our biggest annual fundraiser and is held every year in April. Get a team of five together and raise money. Then come to the bowling alley for a party and silent auction. Follow us on Facebook for information.