How to become a Virtue Quest Mentor

 Virtue Quest offers Individual Mentoring and Group Mentoring 

  • Individual Life Mentoring- the mentor and mentee meet at least twice a month on their own schedule, at the time of their choosing.

  • Group Mentoring- the mentor meets with a small group of mentees along with 1-2 other mentors  at a local Elementary or Middle School.​ Mentors must be available on a weekday after school.

  • Mentors must agree to a one year commitment and complete training, application, fingerprinting, background check, and interview before mentoring begins.

  • Mentees are between the 3rd grade (7/8 years old) to 8th grade (12/13 years old). 

If you are interested in learning more about any of these mentoring opportunities, the next step is to complete a mentor application at The Virtue Quest staff will then contact you to answer any questions and discuss orientation and training.

All mentors must attend orientation and Virtue Quest training. ​We ask our applicants to supply three personal references, a copy of their driver's license and current auto insurance, and pass a fingerprint and background check. Mentors must be at least 18 years old, have their own transportation and free time to spend with a mentee. Virtue Quest is approved by the University of Memphis as a partner in providing volunteer hours for college students and you can find us on Volunteer Odyssey.


Various activities are planned for all mentors and mentee matches along with a new virtue, with materials, each month. The information might include activities to complete, talking points for several virtue based conversations between mentoring pairs, movies to watch, or even games to play while focusing on the monthly virtue.