Are you passionate about supporting youth and their professional growth?
Share your experience and provide guidance and support to help shape the career of a young woman, non-binary or trans youth in your community. We’re always in need of professionals from a variety of fields to mentor high school students in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Richmond.
How the program works
We’ll match you with a student who has similar career interests and you’ll meet on a monthly basis for seven months. Some activities our mentors and mentees like to do together include:
- Meeting over coffee or video to chat about career goals and education plans
- Touring universities/colleges
- Researching and discussing education programs/options
- Arranging job shadowing (if appropriate)
- Participating in recreational activities
- Attending workshops, classes, and events together
What it takes to be a mentor
Our volunteer mentors are caring adults who are committed to helping their mentees grow professionally. Mentors understand the value of a positive adult friendship and the importance of role models in a young person’s life. Mentors gain as much from the relationships as the mentees, often making life-long friends.
As a mentor, you will commit to meeting with your mentee a minimum of once each month for one school year (November to June).
How you can get involved
To become a mentor, you will need to:
- Complete the application form
- Attend an orientation session
- Provide two references
- Complete a Criminal Record Check
For more information or to apply
Contact the High School Mentorship team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone Program Supervisor Dvorah Silverman on 604 209 6355.