LA & Orange County Mentoring Programs – Where to Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

Mentoring programs generally match adult/teen volunteers with children facing adversity to provide supported one-to-one mentoring. With a positive role model, children are more likely to believe in themselves, gain confidence, improve their academic performance, avoid risky behavior, and go to college.

Programs conduct thorough background checks on their volunteers and are closely monitored and supported by trained match coordinators.

Mentoring opportunities can be community, school, or workplace based.

If you’re interested in enrolling a child or becoming a mentor, visit one of the sites below.



Big Brothers Big Sisters – Greater LA County
(213) 213-2400
Serves all of Los Angeles County youth ages 6-18. Programs include Community-Based Mentoring, School-Based Mentoring, High School Bigs, Workplace Mentoring, Women in Entertainment, Young Executive Fellowship, and College PAC (Preparation, Access, Completion).


Big Brothers Big Sisters – Orange County & Inland Empire
(714) 544-7773
Adult volunteer mentors a child between the ages of 6-16. Programs include Traditional Mentoring, Big Couples, Workplace Mentoring, High School Bigs, and College Bigs.


Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM)
(213) 742-6733
Geared towards middle school students. Programs include online mentoring and Leadership Camp during the summer.


Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters of LA County
(213) 251-9800
Adult volunteers offer one-to-one mentoring with children. Programs include Community, School, Workplace, Bigs with Badges, and Collaborative Projects.


Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
(323) 761-8675
Jewish volunteers offer one-to-one mentoring with children. Teen summer camps and year-round retreats offered.