It’s National Mentoring Month and time to celebrate our volunteer Mentors.
While traditionally National Mentoring Month focuses the mentorship of young people, we want to thank our volunteer Mentors, who help all Mayo Clinic Connect members. Mentors offer a helping hand at a time when people might be feeling scared, worried, or just unsure what to do next. They are hosts, advisors, sources of information and the best listeners.
Connect Mentors are active members of the community who have first-hand experience with a health condition(s). They are patients, caregivers and family members who volunteer to participate regularly in the community, connect members and spread the word about Connect.
Mentors are knowledgeable, compassionate, helpful, and understanding. They ensure Connect is a safe, welcoming place for people to talk about their health experiences, ask questions, find support and share information.
Please meet your Connect Mentors and the groups you’re most likely to find them in:
Mentors volunteer their time to
I think fellow member @llwortman expresses our collective gratitude best:
Aren't we fortunate to have mentors at Mayo Clinic Connect, I often ask, where do they get their non stop compassion? Thank you for these caring mentors at Connect!
Learn more about why and how we moderate Mayo Clinic Connect, the role of our Moderators and Mentors, and how you can join the Mentor team.
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