Mentee Volunteer Description

Goal of the Mentorship Program

To promote and improve the practice of public participation in the United States and around the world.

Main Functions:

As an IAP2 USA Mentee, you will enhance your overall knowledge and share your goals with a mentor to assist in your career development as well as contribute to the advancement of P2 in support of IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. This is a nine-month volunteer term. Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the mentee and the mentor. 

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Position Type: Volunteer
Location: Virtual or in-person meetings
Commitment: Nine month commitment, October - June 
Time Commitment: Mentor and mentee will collaborate to identify meeting frequency with a suggested minimum of two hours per month

Deliverables & Duties of Committee

As volunteer mentee you will:

  1. Share your knowledge and experience with your mentor partner
  2. Participate with your mentor in developing and committing to a Participant Terms of Reference for a mutual benefit
  3. Commit to success of your mentor partnership
  4. Respect confidentialities and information shared
  5. Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with the mentor
  6. Play an active role in your development - be proactive
  7. Ensure two-way open communications
  8. Learn as much as you can about your mentor's work and career path
  9. Engage with IAP2 USA appropriately

Skills & Experience of Committee

As volunteer mentee you will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Curiosity and an open mind
  • Commitment to ongoing learning
  • Willingness to step out of comfort zone
  • Strong listening skills and a sense of humor
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual and cultural differences


As an IAP2 mentee, you will know you have made a positive impact by:

  • Contributing to your growth as a P2 practitioner
  • Upholding the IAP2 Code of Ethics, Support of the Practice
  • Utilizing and building on your interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Increasing meaningful connections between IAP2 USA members
  • Gaining insight into the experience of your mentor
  • Contributing to IAP2 USA’s strategic goal: IAP2 USA is a source and developer of knowledge and resources

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