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. 

Strong Start Mentorship Program Mentor Sign-up

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

Application deadline: June 11  

If you submitted an application, please check your email for the next steps. 

Mentor Eligibility/Requirements

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

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your mentees.

  • Attending synchronous training sessions and completion of asynchronous training materials.

  • 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.