The MENTOR Network


At the MENTOR Network, community service is a way of life. The Network and its partners are committed to helping strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Across the country, our employees donate their time and energy to causes that are meaningful to them, with a spirit of giving back to the communities they call home. From charity walks to holiday food drives to regular volunteer work with local organizations, our employees share The Network’s mission of making life better for their neighbors. Here are some of their stories.

REM Iowa Observes a Giving Tradition on Thanksgiving

In 2018, for the third holiday season in a row, staff and individuals served by REM Iowa participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner held by Victory Center Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization in Clinton, Iowa, that provides shelter and other services for people experiencing homelessness.

Jesus Ocampo Helps Kids with Special Needs Be Part of the Team

Jesus Ocampo donates his time as a coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization’s VIP (Very Important Player) program in Garden Grove, CA. The VIP program enables players with a wide range of challenges challenges to play soccer in a supportive environment.

Stefanie Baker Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer

On April 17, 2017 The MENTOR Network’s own Stefanie Baker completed the Boston Marathon—her first marathon ever. Stefanie used her run to raise funds for Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Pediatric Oncology, an organization near and dear to her heart.

REM North Dakota Collects Warm Clothing for Needy Children

In 2016, for the sixth year in a row, staff in REM North Dakota’s Devil Lake office decorated the office holiday tree not with lights and ornaments but with warm winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves and socks.