Adult Mentor Volunteers

Adult Mentors gain experience in positive youth development, public speaking, and community organizing while providing vital support to the Peers Building Justice program.




All Adult Mentors must complete SPAN’s 44-hour paraprofessional training. We offer our Anti-Violence Volunteer training three times annually; February, June and October.  In this training, you will learn about social justice issues, the dynamics of abuse, how to provide support in a non-judgmental way, and how to use your time to advance positive social change…and you may be changed in the process!  Become a part of the solution as we work together to end all forms of violence.


Upcoming Training dates:

Please check here for updates on upcoming training dates.



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  • Presenting and co-presenting an 8-session sexual violence, harassment and relationship abuse curriculum for middle and high school students throughout BVSD.
  • Developing supportive mentoring relationships with youth Campus Organizers in the after school Training Institute.
  • Helping to prepare youth for community projects, teen events, and individual creative expression.
  • Developing educational and promotional material in alignment with PBJ’s mission to (1) unearth community awareness of social-justice issues, (2) inspire arts-based events and projects to end oppression, (3) build youth power, and (4) create transformative discussions in classrooms, our communities, and everywhere in between.


Responsible to:


Jackie Manzo

Youth Violence Prevention Educator, SPAN 




Reina Ross

K-8 Violence Prevention Educator, SPAN






  • High school graduate or at least 21 years old (unless a former PBJ Campus Organizer).
  • Experience providing leadership to youth.
  • Ability to make commitment to Peers Building Justice from June t
  • Available 5-10 hours/month.
  • Attend all trainings and meetings.
  • Dedicated interest in creating positive social activism and change with anti-oppression issues.


[divider]APPLY NOW[/divider]

To apply send a completed volunteer application to


Download the Adult Mentor Volunteer Application

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