Program Details

Learn more about details and upcoming deadlines for our Mentorship Program

Our mentorship program runs on a cohort model, which means your entire class will start at the same time. Our next cohort will kickoff in March of 2020.

Primary Expectations of Hello Neighbor’s Mentorship Program

  • Commit to an initial six-month matching period
  • Spend 10 hours per month with your mentee
  • Communicate with Hello Neighbor
  • Attend Hello Neighbor events
  • Be a friend
  • Advocate for Hello Neighbor

At Hello Neighbor, we want you to gain just as much as you give throughout your time as a mentor. During the program, mentors receive mandatory orientation training to understand refugee and immigrant issues as well as a workbook that guides you through the mentoring program and gives you the tools and resources necessary to succeed with your match family.

In addition to training, we host Hello Neighbor events for our match families so everyone can interact with each other and explore Pittsburgh together. You will have a dedicated Hello Neighbor staff person to offer ongoing support as your mentoring relationship grows.

We are currently in the process of launching our fifth cohort!

Upcoming Important Dates

  • November 30th: Mentor Applications due
  • November and December: Mentee Intakes
  • January: Mentor Group Interviews (both weeknight and weekend options)
  • February 8th: Mandatory In-Person Mentee Orientation
  • February 22nd: Mandatory In-Person Mentor Orientation
  • Late February / Early March: In-Home Introductions
  • March 7th: Hello Neighbor Cohort 5 Kickoff
  • March - August: Cohort 5 Duration

If I miss the March deadline, what happens?

You can still apply anytime to be a mentor! If you apply after the November 30th deadline, your application will be considered for Cohort 6.

*At this time, the mentorship program is only for those who reside in the Greater Pittsburgh area.


Stay tuned for upcoming dates and information on Cohort 6 coming soon!



“So much of participating in Hello Neighbor is trusting the process, that by overcoming communication and cultural challenges, a real friendship awaits on the other side. That was true for our relationship!” - Mentor Testimonial