- Friend: Mentors and mentees will do things together that are fun and engaging!
- Role Model: Mentors are expected to set a good example for their mentees!
- Motivator: Mentors will help their mentees make positive decisions and reach difficult goals on their own!
- Supporter: Mentees should feel comfortable enough to go to their mentors with anything!
What does it take to be a mentor?
- Be 18 or older
- Can dedicate 2-3 hours per week
- Be patient, understanding and a positive role-model
- Be able to pass a background check
- Have access to a vehicle
What will I do as a mentor?
- Spend two to three hours per week with their mentee
- Receive training and support from professional staff at the agency they are working with
- Have the opportunity to attend weekly or monthly programs to get to know other members of the Cortland Mentoring Community
- Make a difference in the life of their mentee
What are the benefits of becoming a mentor?
- Share interests and talents with others
- Foster leadership skills
- Gain knowledge and experience
- Connect with your community
- Expand your personal and professional network
- Earn personal satisfaction through helping your mentee prepare for a brighter future
To learn more about the role mentoring plays in our community and to find volunteer opportunities call Cortland Prevention Resources at (607) 756-8970 or visit Cortland Community Mentors info.