Volunteer Mentoring

Our volunteer mentoring programs follow recognized best practices for building relationships and engaging kids in meaningful activities in the community. We provide ongoing training for mentors and emphasize that regular contact with kids is essential to the development and maintenance of close mentoring relationships.

We ask mentors to commit to three hours a week for a minimum of one year.

Our volunteer mentoring programs include: 

KidStart Program

KidStart is an awarding winning, CARF accredited, Prevention and Diversion program for vulnerable kids ages six and older. 

KidStart recruits, selects and supports volunteer mentors who work with young people at risk of experiencing serious difficulties in their lives.

These volunteers serve as consistent and positive role models.  They plan activities that will provide the young person with opportunities to experience success and develop a sense of achievement.

The primary objective of the program is to strengthen the young person's resistance to the risk factors that are known to lead to victimization, violence and criminal activities.

Mentors develop positive relationships by engaging kids in activities that promote positive feelings about themselves and their communities.

Contact information

Go to www.kidstart.ca to apply be a volunteer

Rachel Tomson  

Location:  Vancouver, North Shore  Age:  6 - 12

Lak Gill                    

Location:  Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast
Age:  Teens

Kevin Taylor                    604.417.4991

Location: New Westminster and Surrey 
Age:  6 - 12

Arnel Gabriel            

Location:  Richmond, Burnaby and South Vancouver                      
Age:  6 - 12

Tanveer Dhillon          
604.927.2929 tdhillon@plea.bc.ca           

Location: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Age:  Teens

Erika Fryer

Location: Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows                               Age:  Teens

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Kinnections is a mentoring service for young people leaving the guardianship care of MCFD. It provides ongoing support while the young person makes the transition to adulthood and independence.


Contact Information

Erika Fryer

Location:  Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows and Katzie