How to become a Virtue Quest Mentor

 Virtue Quest offers Individual Mentoring, Group Mentoring and Team 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 Life Mentoring- the mentor meets with up to three mentees of similar ages, twice a month on their own schedules, at a time of thier choosing.

  • Team 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 agree to a one year commitment and complete training, application, fingerprinting, background check, and board 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 profile 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.


A quarterly activity is planned for all mentors and mentee matches and a new a new virtue, with materials, is shared 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.