Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor - apply today!

The Explore Austin Mentor application is open now through November 30. Click HERE to apply.
Learn more by checking out the commitments listed below and attending one of our fall recruitment events:
Fall Backyard Ball - October 19
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.