Promise Team Members- Volunteers may choose to focus their efforts on one of four areas:

  •      Healthy & Safety focus areas include: substance abuse, mental health, physical health, violence, delinquency, & risk-taking sexual activity.
  •      Marketable Skills focus areas include: academic achievement, leadership, and life skills/work force preparedness.
  •      Volunteering & Relationships focus areas include: mentoring and volunteering.

Volunteers can join at any time.  Volunteers meet in a large group 4 times per year.  Individual teams meet as needed between large group meetings. 

Mentoring   One on One Mentoring program volunteers spend time with a youth between the grades of K-12th grade.    The Mentoring Coordinator provides training and support.  This program focuses on fun and relationship building.   Many pairs have built lasting relationships and have been together for multiple years!  There are two types of mentoring: 

  •        Individual mentoring- One mentor and one youth are matched (same gender) may meet at school or outside of school.  A one year commitment is required.

      Team mentoring- a perfect opportunity for friends, family members, or co-workers to volunteer together outside of school.  2-3 adults may be matched with 2-4 youth.  A one year commitment is required.

LifeWorks  Job Coaches  

     These volunteers share information about their career with a high school student during three weekly classes at school and one on-site job shadow.  Approximately 60 volunteers are needed each year.


Mock Interviewers: 

     These volunteers conduct practice job interviews with middle and/or high school students during two mornings or afternoons per semester.  Approximately 12 volunteers are needed each year.


 Youth Action Team Members:  Youth volunteers provide youth voice to community efforts and develop/implement their own projects.  Teams meet at their high school once per month and as needed for projects outside of school.  This opportunity is open to all high school students, and youth may join at any time!



Internships: We welcome students who are looking for unpaid internships.  We have worked with UNI and ISU students in the past.  

Special Project Volunteers:  From time to time the Youth Task Force needs single project volunteers.  Past projects have included staffing booths at community events, surveying people over the phone or in person, and assisting with registration or serving lunch/snacks at community educational conference/workshops. 

Contact Information:

Phone: 641-421-2708


Facebook: Mason City Youth Task Force