Volunteer as a Mentor
Mentors meet with their mentees to provide guidance in many areas of their career or professional growth.
Volunteer Position Description
Skills and Qualifications
- APEGA mentors are Professional Members who want to share their expertise and wisdom with less experienced members, including many internationally educated graduates.
- Be an APEGA Professional Member (practising or non-practising)
- Professional Engineer
- Professional Geoscientist
- Professional Licensee
- Life Member
- Be a member in good standing with APEGA
- no outstanding dues or fees
- no active disciplinary actions
- Adhere to APEGA standards
- Complete the online application form
- Complete the online orientation videos
Do the following statements describe you?
- I am an active listener.
- I am compassionate.
- I am open and willing to share.
- I am able to give constructive feedback.
- I am patient.
If so, you could be an APEGA mentor!
Average Time Commitment
Each mentoring partnership lasts about one year. During this time, you would typically meet in-person with your mentee twice per month and touch base over email or phone on non-meeting weeks. If you and your mentee are far apart from each other, you could even meet virtually through distance mentoring, using technology such as Facetime, Skype, or any other method that both you and your mentee are comfortable using.
Orientation and Training
Becoming an APEGA mentor is easy.
- Complete your mentor application form online.
- Complete the online orientation videos.
You must watch a series of orientation videos that will give you all of the information you will need to get the most out of the Mentoring Program. Once you've watched the videos, you can search for a match based on criteria such as location, discipline, or skills you want to share. If you are not happy with your mentoring match, you can close that relationship and look for a new one.
- Be a role model and guide.
- Enhance your skill in mentoring, which helps supervisors provide ongoing support and training.
- Learn from your mentees (reverse mentoring).
- Attend training and recognition events.
- Claim up to 20 Continuing Professional Development hours for each year of active mentoring (Participation category).
- Have the chance to be nominated for an Outstanding Mentor Summit Award.