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The YRC encourages youth and community involvement. If you want to make a difference in a youth's life consider these opportunities:

What is the Mentorship Project?
Abbotsford Youth Mentorship Project aims to match vulnerable youth (ages 12-19) with pro-social mentors in our community. Youth and their volunteer mentors meet weekly for about two hours.

Many youth are without a consistent pro-social adult in their lives which makes them vulnerable for engaging in risky and negative behaviours.
Evidence shows that vulnerable youth who are paired with a mentor are more likely to reach their full potential and be active participants in their school and community. Mentors also reduce financial, emotional and transportation barriers for youth to participate in fun, healthy and safe activities.

What Do Mentors and Youth Do Together?
Mentors arrange with youth the best time for them to meet (ie- days, evenings, weekends) and decide what activities they want to do together. Some activity ideas are walks, coffee shop, mini-golf, crafts, shopping, community events, video games, music, etc. During these activities mentors can provide life advice and guidance, non-judgmental listening, teach new skills, and become a positive role model.

Volunteer Mentor Requirements
19 years old and older
One year commitment
Two hours a week
Use of personal vehicle an asset

How to Become a Mentor
In-depth Interview
Reference Checks
Driver's Abstract
Criminal Record Check
Training Session

Ongoing support and training is provided by the Mentorship Coordinator at the Youth Resource Centre. Some financial reimbursement is provided along iwth discounts listed on the mentorship discount card.

For more info about the Mentorship Project and how to get involved, please send us an email at:

Youth Mentorship Project

Become a mentor and spend 2 hours a week with a youth to be the listening ear and role model that they need.


Participating Businesses:



Talia's Closet

Be part of making graduation a magical event by donating a gown, your time or your talents. During the grad season we are looking for alteration services, hair dressing, make up, photography.

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BLT Therapeutic Arts program

We are looking for musical instruments for the many youth who want to be part of this program.

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Autumn House

We often need furniture and household items for youth.

All YRC programs

Your monetary donations allow us the flexibility to address youth's individual needs and help us to do good work.
Let us know if you have a special talent or hobby you're willing to share with youth.