How do I know if I'm qualified to be a mentor?

Just about anyone with an interest in sharing their experiences in the field can be a mentor. Some more specific Mentor requirements after you’re matched include:

  • Filling out your MySWANA community profile with information about yourself
  • Responding to follow-up inquiries from SWANA staff
  • Completing the initial discovery call checklist with your mentee
  • Committing to focused conversations with your mentee (recommend one hour each month)
  • Providing insight, knowledge, and understanding in an educational manner to benefit the mentee's professional growth
  • Committing to each mentee for the agreed upon length of the mentorship (no more than six months)