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You want to make a real difference?
You’re in the right place.

Life Launch equips volunteers to make real relational connections with young adults from hard places, making it possible for them to write a new ending to their story. These are the first steps to become a Life Launch volunteer mentor.

Meet Us
Watch Training
Submit Questionnaire & Application
Background Check
Matching Process
Step 1

Meet Us

Email us to schedule a time to meet. This will be an informal time to get to know each other and address any questions you may have.

If you are a First Step Male Diversion Program volunteer contact Clay Ijams Р
Step 2

Watch Training

Block out 3 hours to watch a live volunteer training from earlier this year. This is the biggest time commitment you’ll make to the application process, but it is pivotal to understanding the goals and processes of Life Launch and to your successful Life Launch relationships.

Step 3

Complete the Training Questionnaire

Take our short quiz that was sent to your email after viewing the training video to ensure that you caught the most important details from training. Your results are automatically submitted to your Program Manager.

Step 4

Submit Your Application

Mentor Application: After you have watch the training video and completed the followup questionnaire, you will be emailed a link to our online volunteer application. After reviewing your completed application, our Life Launch program staff will follow up with you.

Mentee Application: If you are a young adult who would like to have your own personal Life Launch small group, please submit the application at this link. After submitting your application, please complete our Hope Survey.

Step 5

Background Check

After completing steps 1 through 4, you will be sent an email with a link to authorize and submit your background check online. This process costs $14.50. If the cost is an issue, please speak to your Program Manager by emailing We will receive a notification when your background check is complete.

Step 6

Matching Process Begins

Upon our receipt of your qualified background check, you are now ready to be matched with a Life Launch small group! This process can take between 20 and 50 days. That’s because we are working hard to create the best team we can for both the volunteers and young adult.¬†

Some of the things we look for when matching Life Launch teams are vocation, common interests, location, hobbies, personality, etc. Once we match you to a team, we will reach out to confirm you are still interested, then schedule a mentor conference call.

What happens after a team is matched?


Conference Call

Chat with your fellow volunteers and Program Manager by phone. We will discuss your young adult's history, strengths, and struggles, and current life circumstances.

Launch Process

Your Program Manager will lead your small group through ice breakers and conversations to help you get to know each other. The Program Manager is not present for future meetings.

Life Launch Begins

Begin practicing the six Program Expectations as a team. Your Program Manager will check in monthly and walk with you every step of the way to ensure that your team feels fully supported.

Six Month Meeting

After meeting continually for six months, the Six Month Meeting Packet is designed to help your team discuss the progress you have made and look forward to the next six months by setting goals, discussing how your team has grown together, and the highs and lows of your team.

Life Launch Graduation

After twelve months, we will schedule your Life Launch graduation celebration! One of the most important parts of the Life Launch process is voicing very clear expectations for what the relationship will look like moving forward. We hope you'll stay connected for years to come, though it's not a requirement. We look forward to celebrating your Life Launch team graduation!
Life Launch small group