Volunteer Mentor Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer mentor for Canine Companions! Volunteer mentors play a vital role building and sustaining a warm and welcoming on-boarding process to our volunteer community. 

Volunteer mentors guide new volunteers (mentees) by meeting one-on-one to answer questions and provide beneficial information about Canine Companions, utilizing materials provided in mentor training and tool kit. A typical mentoring timeline is about 90 days from the start date of the new volunteer that includes three informal sessions. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the meetings can be virtual. 

Note: There is a limit on the number of volunteer mentors we can accept into the program at this time.

Requirements To be a volunteer mentor, you must: 
  • Have two or more years of volunteer experience with Canine Companions. 
  • Complete and submit a volunteer mentor application.
  • Attend a volunteer mentor training.
  • Follow Canine Companions Volunteer Mentor model.
  • Be courteous, friendly and inclusive, with good interpersonal skills. Be comfortable working independently, as well as in a group, such as collaborating with staff.
  • Reliable and have excellent time management skills.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of other Canine Companions volunteers.
  • Be able to commit to the entire duration of the new volunteer on-boarding process. 
Are you able to commit to meeting with a new volunteer (mentee) for one hour a month over four months?(Required)