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Managers of volunteers work in fast paced environments where we manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and challenges. Although there are many resources available to us, we don’t often have the individual support of experienced professionals in our field. In addition, managers of volunteers often work in one-person departments working with little support or understanding of their role from others within their organizations.

The Mentorship Program is open to all PAVRO members! It provides a unique opportunity to expand your learning by way of one-to-one support for individuals who are new to the profession and/or those who wish to further develop their skills or knowledge base. It is not intended to replace local communication groups or information portals on volunteer management issues or assist with a job search.

The guiding principles of the PAVRO Mentor Program are:

  • To provide the opportunity for knowledge sharing and consultation in a supportive environment
  • To foster meaningful mentor / mentee relationships
  • To encourage the contribution and sharing of expertise, insights and learning from experienced professionals in the field of volunteer management
  • To help build capacity and retention in the profession of volunteer management

PAVRO Mentorship Moments

In response to feedback from our members, the PAVRO Mentorship Committee is excited to announce the pilot of a new platform for providing mentorship and sharing amongst peers called Mentorship Moments held the 2nd Monday of each month, in the afternoon. 

Please let us know what time works best for you, answer this 1 question:  Doodle PollOur first meeting will be a meet and greet on February 14th, 2022 to help establish topics for upcoming meetings. Time TBD

These monthly, 1-hour virtual sessions provide the opportunity for those members looking for support to submit their challenges ahead of the sessions, so mentors and peers with expertise can be ready for the discussion. Following the sessions, there will also be an opportunity for short-term, project-based matches, for those who would like more in-depth support.

We listened when Mentors, mentees and members told us they wanted mentorship and networking opportunities with less formality and commitment than what was offered by the Mentorship program. The goal with Mentorship Moments is to offer this support and sharing in a flexible, dynamic format that will be more in line with your needs.

Stay tuned for more details on the criteria for participation as a mentor or mentee. We look forward to creating some amazing connections for PAVRO members in 2022!

What are you interested in learning/participating in? What topics interest you the most? Do you have something to share? An area of expertise? Tell us at  PAVRO Mentorship Moments Survey

For more detailed information please visit  How to Become a Mentor or Mentee

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