is the Online Mentor Program?
The AvScholars Online Mentors Program provides an opportunity
for volunteer mentors to share their perspective and to allow
students and others to benefit from their educational, personal,
and career experiences.
How does the program work?
As an online mentor, we ask that you respond to email inquires
from students, parents, and educators about your educational,
personal, and career experiences. The regularity with which
you respond to email inquiries from students is important.
We encourage online mentors to volunteer a few minutes a week
to emails, so the interaction does not get stale. Your role
as an online mentor does not require you to meet one-on-one
with individuals who contact you.
Only questions about mentoring should receive a reply. Requests
for advice about personal circumstances (i.e. accounting,
legal, medical, etc.) should be directed to a professional
or the AvScholars’ Ask the Experts.
|Additionally, all online
professionalism at all times and be respectful of all
visitors at all times. Anything you do as a volunteer
online mentor is a reflection of yourself and AvScholars.
any commercial or self-promotion activities. It's ok to
talk about your own organization, school, corporation,
or personal web site in any of our communities, but not
to the point where you promote your web site over AvScholars.com.
The point is to keep people coming back to AvScholars.com
to build a strong community with common interests.
Note: The advice that our volunteer online
mentors give to visitors is not that of the AvScholars Network
Foundation. Each volunteer online mentor is solely responsible
for the information and opinions that (s)he gives to our visitors.
If a volunteer online mentor has an interest in a program, product,
or service that (s)he recommends, our visitors should be aware
that such interests may exist and may influence the advice given
by a volunteer online mentors.
|Online Mentor Benefits
As an online mentor, you will receive the following benefits:
||AvScholars Email Account
||All online mentors are assigned an AvScholars’
Email Account to receive and reply to email inquires.
This email account will also be used to receive correspondence
letters from the AvScholars Network Foundation.
||Picture and Name
||Your picture and name will be placed
at the top of the message board with a link to your profile
page on AvScholars.com.
||Your profile page will appear whenever
visitors click on your picture or name. Your profile page
will include the following:
• Brief bio (max 60 words)
• Link to your web site (if applicable)
• AvScholars Email Account
What types of questions can you expect?
AvScholars created a list of questions you should expect from
students and parents. We are sure that you will be asked the
same question more than once. Use our "Questions To
Ask an Online Mentor Guide" to possibly prepare your
B ecome an Online Mentor?
If you are interested in becoming an online mentor, please download
and complete the Online
Mentor Form and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will review all submissions and respond shortly. Required
fields are marked with an asterisk (*).