The ACCVI is creating a mentor program to encourage potential or relatively new leaders to take on an active role in section trips, as leaders , with on the spot support from an experienced leader.

Mentors are experienced leaders who would be willing to accompany a new(er) leader on a trip, to act in a supportive, observer role. This would include reviewing items needing attention before, during and after a trip, to encourage a new leader over any initial misgivings on their role as a leader and to spread their experience within the section.

Mentors would NOT be expected to post trips, review applicants, coordinate rides or complete waivers. Instead they would help new leaders to know and to complete these steps.

A new leader, can contact the mentorship coordinator to arrange for an appropriate supportive second.

Any mentor would also qualify for the section’s leaders recognition system.