Amachi-Break the Cycle works with volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge, life experiences, skills, and talents that allow them to learn first hand how their contributions can change their local communities. These volunteers are willing to commit to supporting, guiding and being a friend to child for at least one hour a week for 18 months. Mentors undergo a comprehensive screening process which includes criminal background checks, personal and professional references, and a professional mentor training class. Our belief is that the devoted attention of an adult spending time with with a child of an incarcerated parent will strengthen the lives of those children, their families, and the local community. 
        We are always recruiting new mentors! Amachi-Break the Cycle seeks mentors who will serve in their local community by being a role model for a child of an incarcerated parent. All mentors who are 55 and older will also be enrolled as RSVP members.
        All prospective members should read the mentor job description and completely fill out the mentor application and RSVP application (if applicable). Once we have received your completed application, we will forward it on to Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities will contact you to set up an interview to begin the screening and matching process and will make certain that the best match possible is made.

Professional Mentor Training
Comprehensive screening process and matching process
Volunteer match and ongoing volunteer support services

Volunteers who are over the age of 18 and have an interest in mentoring a child of an incarcerated parent for a minimum of 1 hour per week for 18 months are eligible to fill out an application. All volunteer mentors will complete an application, criminal background check, and child abuse history clearance.