How to Become a Mentor
The School Series© is a not-for-profit programme, therefore as a mentor you will be volunteering your time and energy to give the talks and seminars. Aside from your time and energy, the following are some of the qualities we seek in a mentor:
- Commitment – we need you to attend / conduct as many sessions as you can and to show up when you sign up for a session
- Integrity – we need you to be honest, ethical and striving to be a good person
- Morality – we need you to subscribe to a moral code of conduct (not necessarily religious), have a sense of right and wrong, and be trying & succeeding as much as possible to walk on the good side
- Desire to mentor & help others – this should come from within you as a person
- Public speaking abilities – you should be willing and able to stand in front of and address a crowd: be coherent and able to impart ideas through speaking
- Confidence – you need to have some belief in yourself. It also helps the public speaking abilities required above!
- Punctuality and Reliability – this means that you attend all mentors meetings and the seminars and talks on time and keep your promises
- Can work well with a team – this will require a tremendous amount of teamwork to successfully carry out. General pleasantness, a sense of humour, ability to work under pressure once in a while
School Series© is currently growing therefore as a mentor; you will be required to volunteer at least 20 full days a year. These will mostly be Saturdays, but at least 5 days will be during the week; thus if you work, then you may have to use up some of your leave days.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please sign up on our MENTOR REGISTRATION FORM. Our Programme Coordinator will then get back to you with our Mentor’s Induction Manual and take you through our induction process. Once training is complete, each new mentor undergoes a probation period of 3 months where the other mentors will assess you, and give feedback. You will then officially be a member of our team!
If you would still like to be a part of the School Series© but your schedule doesn't permit you to be a mentor, please consider becoming a Friend Of School Series today!