Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Mentor

Help a Teen

When you volunteer (or sponsor members) at Soaring Above, you’re helping local teens.  These are our kids.  

They’re not anonymous, or located on the other side of the world.  They’re here.  They’re real.

And they need YOU to help them grow and fulfill their true potential.

How Do You Become a Mentor?

To become a mentor, you have to have a back ground check and a desire to want to make a difference in a teen’s life. A mentor is giving an opportunity to make a difference in a teens life by giving one on one time at the center. You have access to board games, pool table, air hockey, foosball, shuffle board, Wii and many other opportunities.


How To Register as a Mentor

We love our volunteers!  Please consider partnering with Soaring Above to help our local teens. We need mentors, friends, and study aides to serve our members.

Call For Inquiry

(616) 523 – 4570

Mail For Inquiry



Come to the center and spend an afternoon (or more) observing the program.


Dip your toe in the water!  Spend a day as a volunteer to see if this is a good fit.


Complete your application and background check.



What We Do

In addition to our regular hours we have special events and activities.  


Daily Activities

The center is open on weekdays from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.

Regular Support

Homework help is offered to any member who needs it.

Strong Mentors

Mentors can help teens navigate the stresses and difficulties of adolescence, simply by being there.

Fun Together

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos of the great things we do together.

Ready to Volunteer? Let Us Know!

11 + 11 =

Teens Served

Community Service Hours


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 318 S Jefferson St., Ionia, MI 48846

Telephone: (616) 523-4570

Contact Us


Sundays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
M-F: 2:30pm - 6pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

As long as the rules and safety are not compromised, everyone between the ages of 12 and 18 who is attending school is welcome to become a member.