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Make a difference. Be a mentor! 

Are you looking for a truly meaningful volunteer experience? Studies show that spending just a few hours a month with a mentor can have a lifelong impact on a young person. Catholic Charities is currently recruiting volunteer mentors to work with youth ages 9-12 in Lake County.


Once you’ve been matched, develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. Outings can happen during the week or weekend. Take in a movie, visit a museum, play a board game, or just spend a day in the park. Our Program Coordinator will be there every step of the way to offer guidance and help you develop a strong relationship with your mentee. Regularly scheduled special events bring all of our mentors and mentees together to engage in fun activities, share ideas, and build supportive relationships.



  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Commit to a minimum of a 1 year relationship, meeting 2 hours per week

  • Complete volunteer application, orientation process and mentor trainings

  • Must have 3 years of experience driving with a valid driver’s license

  • Own a car and have proof of insurance

  • Be willing to drive mentee to and from all outings

  • Allow the agency to conduct thorough Background and Driving Record Checks

  • Maintain regular contacts with Catholic Charities staff


If you’re ready to make a difference, call today!

Beth Sheehan-Lucas

Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator



Sue Fowler

Volunteer Coordinator


Youth Mentorship Open House

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

5:30pm - 7:30pm

671 S Lewis Ave, Waukegan

Join us at this informal reception to learn more about volunteering with the

Lake County Youth Mentorship Program.

Enjoy light refreshments, and talk to current mentors about their experiences

working with youth ages 9-12.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register.  

RSVP:  (847) 782-4224 or


Please note:  This event is for adults who are interested in volunteer opportunities.

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