FAQ for Mentors

How do I become a mentor?
We are thrilled that you are considering becoming a mentor! There are a few ways to get started on the path to becoming a mentor. You can take a look at the Certified Mentoring Programs that serve your area and find one that suits your wants and needs. Or you can fill out our mentor interest form...
What is the time commitment of being a mentor?
Typically mentors spend an hour or more per week with their mentees. The actual time requirements may vary by program, though most programs do push for at least a one-year commitment from their mentors to encourage long-term growth. If it is a school based program, they many require for their...
What qualifications do I need to become a mentor?
While there is no such thing as a "perfect" mentor, successful mentors are often those who have both the time and energy to commit to a regular meeting schedule and can follow through with their commitments. Good mentors are flexible, have healthy boundaries and are both patient and self-aware. They...
What are the benefits of mentoring?
There are numerous benefits of mentoring for both the mentor and the mentee. A few of the benefits for mentors include: Improved health, perceived health, and self esteem Increased life satisfaction Insight into one's own childhood or children Expanded network through other volunteers The knowledge...
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a committed relationship between an adult and a youth that is focused on developing the character and capabilities of the young person. Mentoring is a great way for caring adults to make a positive impact on the life of a young person.