Thank you for your interest in applying to Hello Neighbor's Mentorship Program.

The application for the Class of 2018 is available from Monday, November 6th at 9:00AM until Sunday, November 19th at 11:59PM EST. Once submitted, we will review your application and be in touch about next steps. At this time, the program is for Pittsburgh-area families only.

Please note you cannot save your application and come back to it, therefore we recommend you complete the application in one sitting, or save your work in a separate document and submit the application when you have time to complete it in full.
The application includes dates for group interviews, mandatory orientations and additional program information. If you have any questions, please read the FAQ on the website at You can also send an email to
About You

First Name *

Last Name *

Street Address *

City *

State *

Zip code *

Phone Number *

Email Address *

Ethnicity origin (or Race): Please specify your ethnicity. *

Are you applying as an individual, couple or family? *

What is your profession and/or the profession of other adults in your household? *

How many people live in your household? *

If you have children, what gender do they best identify with and what are their ages? *

Does you or anyone in your family speak any language other than English? Please explain. *

Do you have a LinkedIn page, Twitter, or other personal website?

If so, please include the link below.
How did you hear about Hello Neighbor? *

Do you know anyone who was a previous mentor, mentee, intern, volunteer, or partner? Please specify.

A few questions regarding additional information and next steps. 

Please note none of these are requirements towards becoming a mentor, they are helpful questions in terms of starting the matching process.

Are you able to spend time with your mentee family on average once a week? *

This was around 10 hours per month during the last cohort. Not always once a week, but we use once a week as a guideline.
What is your average availability? *

Are you able to attend a group interview session on January 6th or January 20th? *

Are you able to attend the mandatory Mentor Orientation on February 10th? *

Are you willing to undergo a background check? *

This is standard for programs that include children under the age of 18. If you do not already have clearances or yours have expired, we'll provide detailed instructions upon acceptance on how to retain these.
Do you have a car and valid driver's license? *

Do you understand there is a cost associated with participating in the program? *

There is a $200 cost to participate in the program. This is fixed whether you apply alone, as a couple or as a family. This helps us to run and operate the program and also goes towards your Refugee Advocacy Training.
Do you currently know any refugees in Pittsburgh? If yes, please explain. *

Why are you interested in being a mentor to a refugee family? *

Please be thoughtful and creative in your response. Estimated length is approximately 2-4 paragraphs.
Do you have any ideas for experiences or personal/professional connections to help us with programming? For example: I work in Human Resources and could help with professional resume writing or I'm a soccer coach and could set up a free clinic or I'm on the board of a museum and can help secure free tickets. *

Any questions or comments?

Thank you for submitting an application to be a mentor to a refugee family in Pittsburgh for Spring 2018! We will be in touch shortly about next steps.
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