Learn How to Be a Mentor!

Mentoring-FB-CoverPhoto-2-CM(1)Link to Mentoring Month InfoWhat Role Does a Mentor Play?

  • 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.