Program Details

Learn more about details and upcoming deadlines for our Mentorship Program

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the current health crisis, we have decided to postpone the launch of our upcoming cohort to focus on supporting those currently enrolled in our mentorship program. Cohort 6 is now projected to launch in June 2021. Please check back for further updates on timing and details as the situation evolves.


Our mentorship program runs on a cohort model, which means your entire class will start at the same time. We are currently in the process of supporting our 5th cohort, which has been extended due to COVID-19.

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.

Interested In Becoming A Mentor?

You can apply to be a mentor anytime! Due to COVID-19, we have extended our current cohort and postponed the start date of Cohort 6, which will now launch in 2021. Stay tuned for upcoming dates and information on future cohorts coming soon!

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



“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