It is impossible to put a price on friendship but BFM) depends on generous grants and private donations to continue providing high quality programs. The cost to mentor one youth is $1,000 per child. Attending and sponsoring our fundraising events, including Giving Hearts Day, Easter Bunny Photos, A Chocolate Affair Plus, Family Fun Day and Santa Photos are terrific ways to support local mentoring. 

Also, do your back-to-school shopping at Amazon using this link. A percentage of your donation will go to the Western Wellness Foundation, the umbrella 501(c)(3), which delivers the Best Friends Mentoring Program.

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Become a Mentor or Volunteer

General description of the program and of the Senior Friend’s role: BFMP matches youth ages 6-16 in southwest North Dakota with responsible, caring adult role models in their home communities. A Senior Friend provides a one-to-one friendship with a child who may need a caring adult role model to maximize their social, academic and physical potential.


Senior Friend Responsibilities:

  • Spend at least 4-6 hours per month with the Junior Friend
  • Be prompt, courteous, and considerate
  • Model a positive, caring, and responsible lifestyle
  • Attend program orientation and at least two training sessions per year
  • Submit a log of time spent volunteering with BFMP
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning the Junior Friend and his or her family
  • Keep the office staff informed of address and phone number changes, and any extended absences or resignation

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 16 years or older and at least a high school junior
  • Enjoy spending time with youth
  • Have time to consistently contact a child by phone at least once a week or in person at least 4-6 hours per month
  • Commit to the program for at least nine months
  • Consent to background and reference checks

Benefits of Mentoring:

  • Build leadership and vocational skills while contributing to a child’s productivity, creativity, and community responsibility
  • Create new and meaningful relationships with mentees and other BFMP volunteers
  • Attend regular training for personal growth and development
  • Do or teach things you enjoy with someone who shares your interests
  • Fill a void in a child’s life

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