Mentor Training Information

Next Naomi Project Mentor Training:
Not Currently Scheduled

Contact Jill Beres at or 703.273.8829
if you are interested in becoming a Naomi Project Mentor

The Naomi Project generally holds two volunteer mentor trainings per year. Bilingual volunteers who speak Spanish are greatly needed. English-only volunteers are also welcome. Trainings result in an average of 20 new mentors per year. Of these, more than half are matched with a client and continue to take on new referrals when their first match has ended.

After participating in the required training session, mentors are matched in one-on-one mentoring relationships with at-risk pregnant and newly parenting women. The Naomi Project makes a commitment to be with the women referred to the program until their children reach the age of three.

The training is a half day, and begins with registration and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m. The training concludes around 1:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided. Training sessions include an overview of the Naomi Project, what it means to be a Naomi Project mentor, presentations by active mentors and Area Coordinators, and a discussion about resources and developing the mentor-client relationship.

To become a mentor, you must complete the volunteer application and attend the training.

Click here to download the Application (MS Word

Please email your application and to Laura Greenspan at, or mail it to Jill Beres, Britepaths, 4080 Chain Bridge Road, 2nd Floor. If you have any questions, contact Jill Beres at or 703.273.8829.

Training class sizes are limited, and preference is given to those who have registered in advance. Recent sessions have been full and we have had to start a waiting list; please do not put off registration!