Qualifications for Mentors (Sponsors)
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicant must complete an “Application for Mentor Program.”
  • A minimum of three references must be submitted.
  • Applicant must complete and return a “Request for Criminal History and Central Registry Check” for every person living in the home who is over 14 years old.  No mentor will be approved without a clearance through TDPRS.
  • Applicant must complete, and pass, a TB test.
  • Applicant must interview with the child’s Case Manager or Unit Director.
  • Applicant must sign “Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Responsibilities of Staff and Volunteers of the Children's Home of Lubbock.”
  • Applicant must read and sign “Discipline and Behavioral Management Philosophy, Policy and Guidelines.”
  • Applicant must sign a confidentiality agreement.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of “Proof of Insurance” if they are going to transport any child.
  • Applicant must be able to provide appropriate sleeping arrangements if a child is to stay overnight.
  • Applicant must commit to a minimum for one year of mentorship.
  • Applicant must commit to a minimum of two contact/visits per month.