Explore Austin is now accepting Mentor applications!

If you would like to join Explore Austin as a mentor, please do the following:

  1. Read through these informational slides
  2. Complete a background check. NOTE: The password is exploreaustin and the cost is $18. 
  3. Email your resume to [email protected]



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 a 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 to do it
  • Want to work part-time on 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.