You have made a wonderful and very important decision in choosing to become a mentor. If you’ve reached this conclusion, you’ve done enough research to have an idea how different each mentoring situation can be. Before you start to look at the programs that are available, think about and identify your own interests and needs. Finding a mentoring program you’re excited about and comfortable with can require some time and thought, but the good news is that there’s something for everyone. The following steps will help walk you through the process of choosing a mentoring program that is right for you. To help you decide which type of mentoring program you want, ask yourself the following questions:
What time commitment can I make?
What age of youth would I like to work with?
Would I like to work with one child or with a group of children?
Would I like to team with other adults to mentor a child or a group of children?
What types of activities interest me? Do I want to help a youth learn a specific skill, pursue an interest, help with schoolwork, or just be a caring adult friend?
What mentoring location would I prefer?
While thinking about these questions, remember to be open and flexible to all the different mentoring programs and focus areas that are out there.
CONSIDER THE TIMES CAN YOU MENTOR DURING THE WEEK?
TSP mentors must be available to work at least once per week in the afternoons, preferably from 4:15 to 5:30 pm
(please submit available times in the form below).
MONDAY 4:15 to 5:30 PM 5:30 to 6:30 PM . TUESDAY 4:15 to 5:30 PM 5:30 to 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY 4:15 to 5:30 PM 5:30 to 6:30 PM . THURSDAY 4:15 to 5:30 PM 5:30 to 6:30 PM FRIDAY 4:15 to 5:30 PM 5:30 to 6:30 PM