What are the expectations for a mentor?

The terms of the mentor/mentee relationship are open, to be determined by both parties. Starting off, we ask mentors to meet with their mentees once a week to help establish a rapport. After that, the amount of time spent together is up to the individuals. Mentors are not supposed to be legal advocates, social workers, case managers or experts at anything; their primary task is simply to be there as a friend and cultural interpreter for newly arrived folks who would otherwise feel alone in a strange new world. See the Mentor Job Description page for complete details.