Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor

Join the Douglas International Community and become a Mentor. Share your experiences with new international students or information you wish you knew when you were new. 

Due to the high amount of interest, we have decided to close our application period early. If you would like to receive future updates about the program, you can sign up for our interest list here:

DCI Mentorship Program Interest List

*While this is a volunteer role, we ask that you have a valid SIN at the time of registration.*


Mentor Eligibility/Requirements

  • You have been at Douglas for at least two semesters.  

  • You maintain a GPA of 2.33 or above

  • You are a current student enrolled in at least one academic course in the Winter semester.

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your mentees.

  • Completion of training in Microsoft Teams.

  • Use Microsoft Teams to stay up to date with the program.

  • Attending mandatory training sessions:

    • January 28th at 3:30pm

  •  Attending social events/activities is highly encouraged:

    • April 7th Semester End Celebration 

  • Commit 5 hours/month to supporting and answering new student questions about Douglas College and living in Vancouver. 

  • Attending meetings at the request of the program coordinators. 

  • Submitting feedback reports twice in a semester. 

Mentor Benefits

  • Mentor new international students 

    • Get matched with new international students with common goals, similar interest and values. You will mentoring by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 

  • Community building/ Network  

    • Make new friends and expand your social and professional network. 

  • Skill development 

    • Receive coaching for your professional development from various Douglas departments, services, and leaders of the college. 

    • You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the semester that you can add onto your resume and upon request a reference letter.  

Important Dates for the Winter 2022 Program (Mentors): 

* Dates are tentative

December 10th

Registration opens for mentors.

January 4th

Matching begins for the program.

January 28th

Mandatory training session

February 18th

Last day to sign up for Winter program.

March 4th 

DCI Leadership Training

April 1st

DCI Leadership Training

April 8th

Final celebration

April 27th

Last day of the program.