While one of the requirements to being a GIVEN Mentor is attendance at at least one Leadership Forum, we sometimes offer a one-time mentoring conversation with women in our network who are seeking support for a specific skill. A follow-up conversation is scheduled upon review of application if skills and experience match the needs required.
GIVEN Mentors, both lay and consecrated serve as volunteers. While at the Forum, they receive complimentary food and lodging at the host site.
Mentors are required to participate in virtual preparatory training sessions leading up to the Forum and commit to an initial relationship of one year with up to two mentees in order to accompany them as the young women continue to integrate Forum themes and ideas into their lives and implement their Action Plans.
Absolutely! We have been blessed with the presence of many religious sisters who have spent a year accompanying young women in our Art of Accompaniment program. To be a considered as a Mentor, a religious sister must be fully professed or in temporary vows.
You must be over the age of 36 and have 8+ years of experience in your profession or vocation. Mentors must have a willingness to journey with other women in their particular state in life, leading from her own experience and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church.