Share Your Experience and Make a Difference

What it Takes to be a Mentor

  • The desire to share your knowledge and experience with a college student in the United States, South Africa, or Sri Lanka.  You can designate which country you prefer.
  • Participate in a one-hour mentor training course before your first mentoring session.
  • GMI provides everything you need to guide your student. You don’t need to be an expert, just follow the GMI Mentor Guide and add your own personal experience.
  • Meet with your student by teleconference for one hour, for 14 sessions either once a week or every two weeks.
Be a Mentor

Mentor Requirements

  • Please complete the online application (below), and meet with us for a brief phone discussion about the program.
  • Mentor candidates should be at least 25 years old and have a BA/BS in their chosen field.
  • Mentors candidates agree to a 14-hour commitment for the mentoring relationship.
  • A criminal background check is independently conducted through Sterling Volunteers.
  • GMI requests that you cover the $10 expense for completing the criminal background check.  Otherwise, there is no cost to be a GMI mentor.