Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services - Mentoring & Short Term Volunteers

Mentoring is the best way to make a difference in a child's life here in Worcester County.

WYFCS's youth mentoring program that serves students in grades 1 - 12 in Worcester County.  The goal is to improve academic performance, social outcomes, and overall self-esteem. The program is seeking volunteer mentors interested in serving the community through mentor-based leadership and we need your help!

We are requesting mentor applicants aged 18 and up who are interested in helping children succeed in school and enhancing opportunities for life outside of school. Potential candidates may include young professionals, business leaders, schoolteachers, social workers, nurses, police, veterans, retirees, faith-based community members, civic groups, philanthropic individuals, government officials and WYFCS supporters.

Mentors' candidates will be interviewed, receive a background check and participate in approximately 10 hours of training from WYFCS before being matched with a student and meeting the child’s family. Volunteer mentors will meet face-to-face with their mentee at least twice per month and attend a group meeting at least once per month. Mentors will be asked to commit to one year of participation after assignment and will receive ongoing support from the program coordinator. Mentors will meet with the student to ensure they have the tools and resources to be successful in school. Those resources may include tutoring, referral to counseling, and navigation of social and family support resources.
If you or a member of your organization is interested in becoming a youth mentor, please contact us by calling 410-641-4598 or by emailing us at shine@gowoyo.org.

Volunteer Mentor Application
If you are interested in being a volunteer youth mentor, please complete this application - Mentor Application Form at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services (gowoyo.org)

Short Term Volunteers
We need you! We often need volunteers to help with our programs. Some of the volunteer opportunities are short term such as helping with festivals and community events while others require more of a time commitment. Cal the office for more details.


124 N. Main Street
Suite C
Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Mia Carlotta
Phone Number: 
410-641-4598 ext 102
Email Address: 
Additional Information

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS) is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1975 located in Berlin, Maryland. WYFCS has been at the heart of what is really happening in the families and homes in Worcester County by reaching the people who need help. Through programs that include comprehensive Mental Health Counseling, Youth Mentoring, Family Resource Navigation, and Youth Camps and Groups, WYFCS is increasing awareness about mental health, providing community resources and education, and truly making a difference in the lives of the people in the community.