How to Become a Mentor

Make a difference in someone else’s life by being a mentor.

You will need

  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Time

Step 1 Check for opportunity Look for volunteer opportunities online and in your community, and choose one that’s right for you. For example, if you volunteer at a school, you can help teach students the importance of education.

Step 2 Mentor a co-worker Mentor a co-worker by helping them set career goals. Teach them how to improve their performance at work. Be available when they need guidance and support.

Step 3 Mentor a friend, family member, or neighbor Mentor someone already close to you such as a child who lives in your neighborhood, a relative, or an acquaintance. Offer to help rather than waiting for them to ask.

Step 4 Take time Take the time to get to know your mentee. Take an interest in what is important to them.