Mentor resources and websites

If FindAMentor doesn't have what you're looking for, try one of the organizations below.  Below is a list of  mentoring organizations around the world and in your community. There is a list of youth mentoring sites at the bottom. Many of the listings here were shared with FindAMentor.com by Peer Resources"

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  • Africa
  1. Venture Capital for Africa helps find mentors for entrepreneurs in Africa who have registered a venture with them. Once these requests are screened and posted it’s up to one of the registered mentors to step up and offer assistance as a mentor.
  • Australia
    1. Australian Businesswomen’s Network – The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) is an online membership community designed to teach women the skills to start, manage and grow their business.A fee-based mentoring service where a trial mentoring serssion enables participants to clarify business goals, obtain a picture of current business progress, gain support and a clear direction for your business, identify improvement areas, and determine whether long-term mentoring is a fit for you. Fees are listed on the website.
  • Barbados:
    1. Barbados Youth Business Trust – Provides trained and screened mentors to young entrepreneurs.
  •  Canada
    1. Peer Resources. Mentors.ca The Primary Source for Peer, Mentor, and Coach Resources.
    2. MentorNetwork – This Canadian organization provides MENTORup, an online mentor-matching platform for entrepreneurs and mentors to connect and get organized; MENTORready, a series of streamlined orientation workshops that teach entrepreneurs, students and professionals how to most effectively engage in mentoring relationships; MENTORmove, which is a speed-mentoring event that connects communities through multiple face-to-face encounters; and MENTORon, a resource that outlines how to locate and work with mentors.
    3. Ten Thousand Coffees – Ten Thousand Coffees connects the leaders of today with the leaders of tomorrow over coffee. A mentoring service where students, recent grads, young professionals can connect with industry leaders from diverse categories. Those seeking a mentor can signup as a novice, browse the expert profiles and select an expert. When the expert accepts the invitation, you can set up a time to talk. Conversations can take place via Skype and other protocols. Unlike formal mentoring, however, these meetings typically only occur once, but a mentorship could develop as a result of the initial meeting.
    4. MentorCity – An online mentoring service that connects people to mentors. No cost, but invitations, which can be obtained by leaving an email address on the site, are needed to access the form for becoming a mentor or to find a mentor.
    5. FounderFuel – provides mentors for persons involved in starting a company, refining ideas, or building products. Mentors are typically influential industry veterans, including successful entrepreneurs, accomplished executives as well as experienced venture capitalists and angels.
    6. ACETECH – Provides one-on-one, in-person mentors to CEOs of entrepreneurial initiatives whether in the start-up, ramp up or speedup stage of development. All mentors are tech CEOs who have considerable experience running successful entrepreneurial enterprises. There is no fee for mentoring. Mentors are located in Vancouver, Victoria, and the Okanagan areas of British Columbia (Canada).
    7. Highline.vc – Provides mentors for Canadian entrepreneurs by matching them with industry-leading entrepreneurs for one-on-one meetings.
    8. Promontreal Entrpreneurs – A mentoring service for entrepreneurs in the Montreal, Canada area who are in need of advice and support for their business operations.
    9. Manitoba Professional Planners Institute – Provides mentors who are professional planners with student practitioners who are working with the Department of City Planning of the Province of Manitoba (Canada).
    10. CanWit eMentorship – A social network that connects women in technology with experienced mentors for career development. The website helps make the match and is suitable for both mentors and those seeking a mentor. Limited to women in Canada.
    11. Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) – This program has been established to increase the number of women in the communications industry to become senior leaders. Participants must be members of the CWC to be eligible.
    12. Mentorat Quebec – A non-profit organization that provides mentors for helping young people with career decisions, for lawyers, for bridging the generations, and for women in non-traditional roles. (This site is in French.).
    13. Project Management Institute of Southern Ontario – Provides experienced project managers for in-person mentoring for less-experienced project managers. Must be a member of their organization to participate.
    14. CompuCorps Mentoring – A Canadian charity that recruits and provides mentors to other not-for-profit groups to assist them with computer systems, technology development and technology implementation.
    15. CanadaInfoNet – An e-mentoring service designed to assist internationally-trained professionals living in Canada with networking and other job preparation skills.
    16. Women’s Enterprise Centre Peer MentoringWomen’s Enterprise Centre is pleased to offer a new three-part mentoring program, throughout the Province of British Columbia (Canada), that includes peer mentoring groups, one-to-one mentoring and mentor advisory forums.
    17. Jewish Family Services of OttawaProvides mentoring for internationally-trained professionals seeking to find employment in the Ottawa-Carleton (Ontario) region. Tel: (613) 722-2225(613) 722-2225.
    18. FindAMentor.com is a free mentor-mentee matching service from Canada with members from around the world in every community. They also provide a mentor resource section for hundreds of other mentoring sites around the world. They focus on helping adults find mentors and mentees in over 1400 categories of life. There are four main categories to search for mentees and mentors: Career and Business, Education, Life process, and Spirituality. There are many sub-categories under each.
    19. The Minerva Foundation Helping Women Work Mentor/Protege ProgramBritish Columbia This program is for women who are between 35 and 55 years old; have post secondary education, college diploma or university degree, have had professional training and/or a professional designation, have worked in the labour market for at least 5 years with a track record of employment, have proficient English language skills; have been out of the workforce and/or unable to re-enter using their original training due to gaps in childrearing/ workforce re-entry, immigration, cross-country moves, recent divorce and/or death of spouse, or other life circumstances; and have present/upcoming financial difficulties and need to earn an income within the next 6 to 12 months.
    20. Settlement.Org – A befriending service that matches newcomers to Ontario Canada with volunteers from local communities for conversation, friendship, and community integration.
    21. Toronto Region Immigrant Council (TRIEC)Volunteer mentors who are professionals in Canada act as mentors to immigrants to Canada who are seeking to apply the professional skills they learned in another country before immigrating to Canada.
    22. Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC) Mentoring Connections – This organization pairs professional mentors and skilled immigrants in the Vancouver area to assist them to establish their careers in Canada. Tel: (604) 684-2561(604) 684-2561; email: mentoring.connections@issbc.org
    23. Center for Internationlly Educated Nurses (CARE) – Connects Ontario hosptial nurses as mentors with internationally-trained nurses who are interested in becoming licensed in Ontario.
  • Fee based mentoring services:
  1. Wisewords – This Canadian organization provides an opportunity for people to sign up at no-cost to browse through a database of more than 3500 mentors to find those whose experience and background from a variety of areas will help people with advice about something that person would like to do. Each mentor lists a specific fee/rate for a conversation (typically between $5 and $100). Advice-seekers are charged that advertised fee/rate to actually talk to a mentor. Connections are made via private telephone call and are arranged by Wisewords staff at times that suit both the mentor and the advice-seeker. When a call is scheduled, Wisewords asks advice-seekers for their credit card number, and 24 hours after completion, the seeker is charged for the call (at the rate that the advisor was advertising when the call was scheduled). Potential mentors can also sign up to be part of this service and set a rate (from $5 to $100) for their mentoring time
  2. Merryck & Company – A fee-based mentoring service in the USA, Australia, and the United Kingdom that matches former CEOs and business unit heads with sitting executives and provides a confidential resource for strategic, operational, cultural and personal issues.
  3. TerrificMentors International – a fee-based service that provides corporate or personal mentors. Specific fees are not discussed on the website and users may initially not even find information that indicates a fee will be charged. This is one of an increasing number of organizations providing mentors for a fee.
  4. QuestFusion QUESTFUSION ADVISES ENTREPRENEURS We provide business coaching and strategic guidance to startups and emerging growth companies. Our market focus is technology and the convergence of tech with life science..
  •  International mentor websites:
  1. FindAMentor.com is a free mentor-mentee matching service with members from around the world in every community. They also provide a mentor resource section for hundreds of other mentoring sites around the world. They focus on helping adults find mentors and mentees in over 1900 categories of life. There are four main categories to search for mentees and mentors: Career and Business, Education, Life process, and Spirituality. There are many sub-categories under each.
  2. TiE Global – Provides business mentors for entrepreneurs wanting to start or refine their business. TiE groups are available globally. One-on-one mentoring is available from successful business owners. Their mission is to encourage and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, and education.
  3. MentorSeries.comTop photographers act as mentors to participants in small groups while they photograph during treks in locations around the world. (Participants pay a fee for the workshop.)
  4. Innovation Expedition Global Mentoring Services – A flexible, personalized, learner centered approach to mentoring senior executives to provide innovative leadership and improve organizational performance.
  5. Just Plain Mentors – We are an ever growing group of Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels, Performing Arts Societies, Educational Institutions, Recording Studios and Engineers, Producers, Legal Professionals, Publicists and Journalists, Publications, Music Manufacturers and Retailers and about every other type of member of the Music Industry. Our members have won Grammys, Emmys, CMA Awards, Academy Awards, Clios and about every local and regional music related award there is. Our members belong to and are staff and board members of the finest National and International organizations such as NARAS, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, SOCAN, PRS, NAMM, AES, NARM, NAPM, SGA, AFTRA/SAG, Indiegrrl, CMA, NSAI, TAXI and most of the regional and local songwriter and music industry organizations around the world.
  6. Kindred Mentor-Kindred is an online platform matching mentors and mentees to grow businesses and reputations globally, whilst donating a percentage of revenue to charities working to support small, independent business growth in the developing world.
  • Score Find A Mentor-SCORE offers a network of volunteer Business Mentors providing free answers to your business questions. Browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or ask a question and let your local chapter pair you with the right expert
    • Online:
      1. Mentorplus.mehttp://hitchplus.me/  We believe everything we do in our professional career involves mentoring and challenging people to think and act differently. Our organization is focused on connecting people in order to help them achieve their highest potential. We have genuine to serve others, a desire to make things work above the status quo and a commitment that simpler is better. That’s why we created the Hitch+ app as an easy and simple way to explore content, share advice and discover great experts. The mission is simple to help you do what you do… only better!
      2. MentorOn – A no-cost service that matches mentors with those who want a mentor based on expertise, goals, personality, interests and other factors. Areas include business mentors as well as mentors for youth.
      3. MicroMentor – a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. Business professionals offer entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses. Entrepreneurs, particularly those with low-incomes and limited access to business resources and owners of businesses that employ five people or less are connected to volunteer mentors who have successfully navigated business ownership or management.
      4. YourMentoring.com – An automated online service that matches profiles of mentors and partners. Many career areas are included. Submit your profile for free during their start-up period. When fee-based period begins the only charge will be to contact a mentor (money back guarantee).
      5. Lean Manufacturing NetworkProvides individuals and companies with mentors, training, resources, and professional networking in learning how to effectively implement change management; leadership, team-building and lean manufacturing to achieve world-class performance results. Their outreach consultants/mentors have been certified by the Lean Manufacturing Network.
      6. FindAMentor.com is a free mentor-mentee matching service with members from around the world in every community. They also provide a mentor resource section for hundreds of other mentoring sites around the world. They focus on helping adults find mentors and mentees in over 1400 categories of life. There are four main categories to search for mentees and mentors: Career and Business, Education, Life process, and Spirituality. There are many sub-categories under each.
      7. Academy of Achievement Find Your Mentor – This interesting site doesn’t actually find or match users with mentors, but it does match what visitors want to achieve, their personality, and their challenges with well-known people who have similar characteristics. The site includes profiles of achievers that are meant to act as a source of inspiration.
      8. Mentordinary.com - Find a Mentor – This Site matches mentors with mentees. Mentordinary was started because they believe in the fact that everybody deserves a mentor to help them succeed.
    • Sweden:
    1. Mentor Your Business/Mentor Eget Företag in Stockholm, Sweden is a nation-wide mentoring program for newly started entrepreneurs and soon to be started entrepreneurs. The program is free of charge and the mentors offer their services at no cost.
    • United Kingdom
    1. Mentorsme – mentorsme.co.uk is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services.
    2. Horsesmouth – A U.K.-based social network where visitors can search for a mentor, volunteer to be a mentor, or browse inspirational profiles and stories. No fees are required.
    3. JustMentoring – A hub in the United Kingdom to find mentors. Several of the more than 200 organizations included in their directory specialize in providing mentors to help those involved with the criminal justice system to help them live crime-free lives.
    4. MentorMatchMe – A United Kingdom-based service that provides mentors for resolving career, personal or business challenges. The service is a combination of fee-based and free, whereby the person wanting a mentor receives the first three hours free, but pays for the cost of the matching, and negotiates a fee for any additional hours after the first three.
    5. mentorguide – A U.K.-based service that provides directories of information on local business mentors offering in-person, online or telephone mentoring.
    6. Manchester Mentoring – Provides mentors to students and graduates associated with environmental studies in the Manchester (UK) area.
    • USA:
      1.  New Teacher Center – A national, non-profit in the USA that provides mentors for new and novice teachers to improve student learning, increase teacher retention, and strengthen professional development. They provide mentors across the USA and now support 6,300 for more than 26,000 teachers annually.
      2. American Corporate Partners – Provides no-cost mentoring to recently returned military veterans. Spouses of veterans wounded or killed in action are also eligible to have a mentor. Application forms are available online.
      3. Founder Institute – Provides experienced mentors to help entrepreneurs ensure success in their start-up initiatives. through a series of start-up boot camps that include three-hour, hands-on, intensive, in-person workshops in several U.S. cities and other countries.
      4. The American Physiological Society APS Career Mentoring Program in Physiology – This program matches graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and new faculty with experienced physiologists.
      5. American Academy of Periodontology – This professional association for dentists has its own Find a Mentor service, but it is for members only.
      6. Long Island Youth Mentoring – A Christian youth mentoring agency that provides mentors for youth.
      7. Score – Mostly retired small business owners provide business advice online or in-person through offices in 389 cities around the United States. Can help with marketing inventions, business expansion, capital procurement, and promotion. Tel: 1.800.634.02451.800.634.0245.
      8. American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) – Members of this association have access to an extensive number of women physicians who act as mentors to support, challenge and help shape the mentoring partner’s future career.
      9. Physician Mentoring – A service of the American Medical Association Young Physicians Section that is a publication that provides details about finding mentors for pre-med students, residents/fellows, young physicians, faculty, and tele-mentoring options (available to AMA members only).
      10. Propel – Helps guide the development of formation-stage and early-stage life sciences companies in Illinois by providing entrepreneurs with access to specialized resources and expertise, including coaching and mentoring.
      11. BioAdvanceProvides funding and mentoring to startup life sciences companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania. They invest in therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and platform technologies focused on human health.
      12. JumpStartFunds high-growth businesses and ideas, works with their founders to develop the businesses into venture-ready entities through providing mentors and coaches in the Northeast Ohio area.
      13. CONNECT – Provides volunteer mentors to entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the San Diego, California area engaged in life sciences, high-tech, and consumer products companies.
      14. Social Psychology Network Mentorship ProgramMatches undergraduates interested in a career in personality or social psychology with mentors who can guide them through the process of becoming a professional psychologist.
      15. SBA. U.S. Small Business Administration.9 Steps to Starting a Business. Free guidance for starting your own business.
    • Youth Mentoring organizations:
    1. Women’s Executive Network (Canada) – This e-mentoring program matches women executives with girls aged 16-19. Girls are asked to write an essay on why they want a mentor and approximately 600 will be selected for matching with women in a variety of fields.
    2. StudentMentor.org – Connects any university or college students in USA with professional mentors. The pair then decide the method and how often they will meet.
    3. Denver Urban Scholars – Provides mentors for middle school, high-school, and post-secondary students in the Denver, Colorado area who are at risk of leaving school early.
    4. Baseball Mentoring Program – Provides professional players to help younger players learn the latest techniques in hitting, pitching, and fielding as well as mental toughness and preparation for success both on and off the field.
    5. ACME AnimationProfessional animators act as mentors for students in high schools across the USA.
    6. Ace Mentor Program of America – A not-for-profit USA organization whose mission is to provide mentors for high school students in the architecture, construction and engineering industries. Approximately 100 chapters in various locations throughout the USA. Contact: Acting Executive Director at (203) 323-8550(203) 323-8550.
    7. Personal Learning CoachingQualified mentors help young people (14-21 age group) keep on target with their learning by providing them with a Personal Learning Coach (located in Great Britain).
    8. Women’s Executive Network (Canada) – This e-mentoring program matches women executives with girls aged 16-19. Girls are asked to write an essay on why they want a mentor and approximately 600 will be selected for matching with women in a variety of fields.
    9. Aboriginal eMentoring BC – An online mentoring service that pairs Aboriginal youth (11-18) with university students from the University of British Columbia.
    10. iMentor – Dedicated to improving the lives of young people from underserved communities in New York City. Students and volunteers are matched one-on-one according to their shared interests. iMentor designs projects that mentors and students work on together over email.
    11. Mentoring ToDAYConnects mentors from the Washington, D.C. community with youth who are returning from incarceration and helps them reintegrate with the community.
    12. STARBASE ROBBINS: -STARBASE 2.0 Mentoring combines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities with a relationship-rich, school-based environment to provide the missing link for at-risk youth making the transition from elementary to middle school. It extends the positive impact of STARBASE through a team mentoring approach which solidifies students’ attachment to school and engagement in STEM
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