Become A Mentor

You are ready to begin the process of becoming a Mentor if you:
Are at least 13 years old
Have been involved with NEYT for at least one year
Have been involved in at least 2 stage productions

Volunteer Hours
Prospective mentors are required to show their commitment to the NEYT community by volunteering a total of 20 hours around the theatre. Ask our Program Coordinator for what volunteer opportunities there are at the moment. Or, if you already have a relationship with someone else on staff, you are welcome to ask them about volunteer projects they may have.

Here are some examples of volunteer projects:
Helping to clean out the costume loft
Helping in the front office
Photocopying scripts
Working tech on a show*
*Working tech for a show counts for 10 volunteer hours, but after one show, you must also have volunteer hours from other projects.

Writing your Mentor Letter
The final requirement for becoming a mentor is that you write a 1 page letter stating why you want to become a Mentor, and what you hope to gain from it. Here are some

Questions to help frame your letter:
Why do you want to become a Mentor?
What has NEYT meant to you?
What would you bring to fellow members of the NEYT community in the role of being a mentor?

Contact the Mentor Advisor. The first thing to do is reach out to our Program Coordinator (and advisor to the Mentors), and let them know you are interested in becoming a Mentor! They will be your point of contact, and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Joining the Mentor Group
Once all the requirements have been met, you will be officially invited into the group of Mentors. No one is turned away from being a Mentor, so long as the individual has demonstrated their interest through the fulfillment of the requirements listed above. This includes being added to the Mentor’s private facebook group. As this is the primary tool used for communication, we all keep an account. We we will help you set appropriate privacy settings and applications for managing this as a helpful tool.

For more info, contact our Program Coordinator.