Be A Mentor
Anyone can apply to be a mentor. There are no specific limitations or requirements, but we are typically looking for people that have practical experience working in game audio.

After you apply, the Volunteer Council of the Audio Mentoring Project will add you to our database of mentors and will review the application. Everyone that applies will be reviewed by the Volunteer Council, but not everyone will be asked to be a mentor.

The review process is organic and subjective, and if we don't feel like you currently qualify to be a mentor, we will give you the reasoning and an opportunity to discuss it further. We don't pretend that we are infallible. Sometimes we just need more information.

Someone will be in touch to confirm that we’ve received your application and to discuss next steps.

Regardless of the outcome, we are truly grateful for your willingness to volunteer. Thank you!

We will always do our best to protect your information and will never give or sell your information to anyone else.

THE AUDIO MENTORING PROJECT CODE OF CONDUCT

Purpose

A primary goal of the Audio Mentoring is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in Audio Mentoring activities to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Open Source & Culture Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open source and culture citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, please recognize their efforts.

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

- Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Attempt collaboration before conflict.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
- Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

- Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
- Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
- Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
- Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
- Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
- Inappropriate photography or recording.
- Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including mentors or mentees, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing council@audiomentoring.com.

Addressing Grievances

Only permanent resolutions (such as bans) may be appealed. To appeal a decision of the working group, contact council@audiomentoring.com.

Scope

We expect all community participants (contributors, mentors, mentees; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION

Mentors and mentees acknowledge and understand that their participation is entirely voluntary and that they may withdraw at any time. They further agree to defend, indemnify, and hold The Audio Mentoring Project, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses or suits including attorney fees, arising out of or in connection with the performance of the mentorship relationship.

Contact information

Any requests for clarification or additional information should be sent to council@audiomentoring.com.

Your name *
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Your e-mail address *
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Your location, state/province/country *
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Is this your first application to the AMP? *
Are you over the age of 18? *
Link to your experience (web site, LinkedIn, etc.) *
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Why do you want to become a mentor? *
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Have you been a mentor before? If so, please describe a positive interaction or outcome that you had with your mentee. *
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What are your areas of expertise? This will help us pair you up with a mentee. *
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If you can, please provide the names and contact information of a couple people that will vouch for you as a mentor. *
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Parting thoughts? Anything else you'd like us to know? Anything at all!
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I have read and agree to THE AUDIO MENTORING PROJECT CODE OF CONDUCT. (http://audiomentoring.com/audio-mentoring-project-code-of-conduct/) *
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