The Mentoring Program is designed to match both male and female clients between the ages of 12-18 with an adult mentor.  One-on-one mentors commit to meeting with their mentees at least eight hours per month for one (1) year.

Examples of activities mentors and mentees
do together include outings to restaurants,
movies, museums, horseback riding,
bowling, art projects and just hanging out
and talking.  Although not mandatory,
our hope is that mentors will recommit at the
end of that year by mentoring another youth.

To become a mentor, please contact:
Volunteer Department
Volunteer/Mentor Coordinator & Family Finding Specialist
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services
6957 N. Figueroa Street, PO Box, 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041
Email:  volunteer@oyhfs.org
Website: www.oyhfs.org
"I appreciate Optimist efforts in providing this service for at-risk youth!!!”  -OYHFS Mentor
"Mentoring is the best way to help youth become caring productive community leaders"  -OYHFS Mentor
“I made a difference in the life of Hector. Call today and become a mentor”
        -OYHFS Mentor

Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services

6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175

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We appreciate your dedication to the families and youth we serve. We view our volunteers as a valuable and essential part of our programs. However, given the recent local development of COVID-19, Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services has temporarily suspended all volunteer and mentor sessions with our clients.

This interruption is only temporary and please, accept our hearty appreciation! Once our volunteer program resumes, our clients and staff will eagerly welcome you back to your assignments. We appreciate the support and understanding and we wish everyone and their families good health.

If you are new to our organization and would like information on future volunteer opportunities, please feel free to email us at volunteer@oyhfs.org.