Application Forms

Online application forms:

ONLINE Mentor Application Form

Three (3) reference providers listed in the application should be giving this link to complete

ONLINE  New Mentor reference form

Forms to download and email or snail mail:

Mentor Application

Each potential mentor must pass a
background check


Three (3) reference providers should complete and mail the Mentor Reference Form directly to the program office. The forms are attached to the application if they want to email or mail them to:

The Mentoring Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 3696
Nampa, ID 83653


If they would like to email the forms, please send them the form or link to the form below:

Mentor reference form

...and ask them to email it to:


Are you interested in serving the youth of our community through The Mentoring Network, Inc.?


Because of the efforts of responsible and caring people like you, we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth, helping them to rise above difficult situations in their lives. Are you ready to invest in a child?

We are looking for responsible, caring individuals to serve as volunteers for kids in Elementary or Middle Schools in Caldwell, Homedale, Nampa, Parma and Vallivue School Districts. Mentors and their student spend one hour each week in activities meaningful to that student. The children are referred because they have requested or their teacher feels they can benefit from some additional one to one attention.

Mentors work with school staff to provide one-on-one guidance and support as students pursue personal, family, and academic dreams. After completing the screening process, mentors will meet with their “mentees” approximately one hour each week in a supervised school setting to foster the development of academic and social skills.

Each Mentor and Child will determine how to best spend their hour each week. Volunteers can eat lunch with their assigned charge, read with them, help with homework, play a game, or just sit and talk.

The Mentor and their Child are only allowed contact at and during that hour each week at school. Each potential mentor must pass a background check.

Training and on-going support for mentors are provided by the program staff who are readily available for questions or concerns.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and feel you are qualified, please complete, sign and submit the application forms online HERE or download the forms linked HERE and submit via email or snail mail. Request references from three (3) people who know you well; each reference provider should complete the Mentor Reference Form online using the link HERE or downloaded HERE and emailed or snail mailed directly to the program office. Once your application materials and references are received, you will be contacted for a follow-up interview.