2023-2024 Lunch Buddies Mentor Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lunch Buddies mentor for the 2023-2024 school year!

Applications are currently being accepted for mentors at the following schools:

  •  Cherry School
  •  Keewatin Elementary School 
  •  Laurentian Elementary School (Eveleth)
  •  Merritt Elementary School (Mountain Iron)
  •  Mesabi East School (Aurora)
  •  Northeast Range School (Babbitt)
  •  North Star Elementary School (Eveleth)
  •  Parkview Elementary School (Virginia)
  •  Vaughan Steffensrud Elementary School (Chisholm)

If you are interested in serving as a Lunch Buddies mentor in the 2023-2024 school year in a community not listed above, please contact sarah@unitedwaynemn.org or 218-254-3329 to get on a list for more information should your community be added.

Mentor requirements:

  • Mentors must be 18+.
  • Have ability to travel to school on a weekly basis.
  • Complete an application, fill out an interest survey (for matching with mentors), and provide references.
  • Pass a background check and interview with UWNEMN program staff.
  • Complete training.
  • Commit to meeting with mentee one hour/week for designated length of program. 

For the mentor role description, click here.

If you can meet these requirements, please fill out the application below, and UWNEMN staff will be in touch with next steps!

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Background Check

To speed up the application process, please consider uploading a signed background check form before submitting your application. 

To do so:

1) Click here to download the Background Check Form.

2) Fill it out in its entirety. This form must be completed with a written signature; a typed out name will be rejected by the BCA.

3) Scan or photograph your completed form and upload it at the link below or email it to sarah@unitedwayenmn.org.


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