Classification: Off Campus
Closing Date: Jan. 1, 2022
Time Commitment: Ongoing; Options available: quarter, semester, yearlong
Rural eMentoring BC
Number of positions: 100
Rural eMentoring BC matches BC's rural high school students with mentors who are in post-secondary. With the guidance of their mentor, the students work through an online curriculum that covers career and post-secondary choices, well-being, confronting discrimination, the rural/urban transition, and much more. Along the way, the mentors share their experiences, advice, and offer support to their mentee.
How it works: Mentors and mentees write messages to each other through our online platform. Messaging is asynchronous so participants can write messages whenever they want.
Rural eMentoring BC was formed through a partnership between UBC and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, so we offer the program for free for all participants.
Position Title: Remote: online volunteer mentor
We are Rural eMentoring BC and we are looking for student volunteers to be mentors for our online mentoring program. ReMBC connects rural high school students to post-secondary students around BC.
All communication is through our online platform.
- Via asynchronous messaging: so you can send messages whenever you want—as long as you respond to your mentee within 3 days.
- Flexible timing: Logon 2-3 times per week at your convenience—it’s usually about a 1-3 hour commitment per week.
- Answer questions and give advice about life after high school.
- Help your mentee work through a flexible online curriculum of videos, articles, and discussion that covers topics like well-being, post-secondary and careers.
Required Skills and Experience:
You must be:
- A post secondary student: originally from BC, or studying at a BC post secondary institution.
- Reliable: Able to check eMentoring messages daily and respond to your mentee's messages within 3 days. *You will be notified by email when you receive messages, so just make sure to check your email every day.
- Available: Able to commit to eMentoring through the end of the high school year in June, or for the length of time prearranged with the eMentoring staff.
- Passionate: about mentoring and inspiring rural youth.
No experience required!
Being a mentor looks great on a resume! Learn new skills such as:
- How to talk to teens
- Dealing with difficult situations
- Written and online communication
- Developing positive relationships
- Rural communities
- Mentors from post-secondary schools all over BC