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REACH Ministries is seeking Christian men and women called by God to be spiritual examples and leaders to young people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We ask that you actively walk with Jesus Christ and be open to developing a personal relationship with those dealing with a life-threatening illness. Mentors must be willing to share life experiences, to commit, listen, offer support, and share the hope one can have through Jesus Christ.

REACH Mentoring provides a space for REACH youth, teens and young adults to experience companionship, encouragement and honest conversation with a Christian friend and role model. REACH mentors are at the forefront of those who carry the legacy of relationships and support that REACH strives for with its families. Many mentors speak both of the meaningfulness of their own contribution, and that of what they experience while walking alongside a REACH kid.

One mentor says, “I think it’s important to live a life not just focused on myself. One of the things I love about mentoring is that I really have to be selfless to love and serve my mentee.”

If you are a REACH family member interested in receiving a mentor for yourself or your child, please contact Pam Wenz, our Mentoring Director.

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, you must fulfill the following requirements:

We especially need volunteers for this program who are living in or willing to drive to counties outside of Pierce. (King, Thurston, Island, Snohomish, Kitsap, etc)

Commitment Required

  • Complete the REACH mentoring application.
  • Attend two portions of training: The Mentor Training (offered in the spring or fall), and REACH Camp training in the summer.
  • Be interviewed by REACH staff.
  • Spend at least 2 hours every other week with the teen/child. Talk on the phone in the “off” week.
  • Commit to being a mentor for a minimum of one year. If you are out of town for an extended period of time, stay in contact through letters or phone calls.
  • Establish a relationship with the parent(s) to build trust with the family.
  • Attend periodic mentor support meetings.

REACH reserves the right of final acceptance or rejection of all potential mentors based on training, interviews, or references.