Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor - apply today!

Explore Austin is not currently accepting Mentor applications. Add your name here to be notified when the application is open.
 
You can still get involved TODAY by becoming a substitute Mentor. Please email carlin@exploreaustin.org to register.
 
The Mentor volunteer position includes:
 
- Ongoing volunteer opportunity with a 3-6 year commitment
- Regular programming one Saturday a month during the academic year and one week in the summer
- Direct mentoring to 15 Austin-area teens, alongside 4 co-Mentors
- Outdoor activities taught by professional Trip Leaders including rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, backpacking, and hiking
- Involvement in strong community of 100+ fellow Mentors
 
Our Mentors:
 
- Live in Austin
- Have a love of the outdoors (or want to cultivate one!)
- Are committed and caring
- Have experience working with youth
- Hold a strong desire to give back
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Are flexible and positive in the face of unexpected weather or a week in the backcountry
 
Alternatively, if you: 
 
- Have experience instructing rock climbing, mountain biking, navigation, canoeing, or hiking
- Want to introduce your skills and passions to those who might not otherwise get the chance, and get paid doing it
- Want to work part-time in Saturdays and in the summer
- Want to connect with our Explorers and Mentors
 
Our paid Trip Leader position may be a better fit for you! Check out the job description and application process HERE.