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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 mentorship@ywcavan.org 
or phone Program Supervisor Dvorah Silverman on 604 209 6355.