Apply to Become a Vegan Mentor
Thank you for you interest in being a vegan mentor!
The Explore Veg Mentor Program consists of a three month match between a mentor and mentee, after which time the mentee graduates from the program. Mentor/mentee pairs are expected to meet every two weeks, and to attend at least one Compassionate Action for Animals event (potluck, dine-out, or other event) during their participation in the program, unless they live over an hour away from the Twin Cities.
We will review your application and let you know if you have been accepted within two weeks. If you are accepted we'll also provide more information about your role as a mentor, including how long it may make take for you to be matched with a mentee.
The more mentors we have, the better the program works, because this increases the probability of precise matches based on location, age, goals, and other factors. We really appreciate your willingness to support others!
This program specifically serves mentor/mentee pairs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you live outside this area, we suggest you contact Vegan Outreach.
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First Name (please capitalize)
Last Name (please capitalize)
City (please capitalize)
Phone number (xxx) xxx-xxxx
How would you be willing to be in contact with a mentee?
Via text chat
Via video chat
Where would you be willing to meet with a mentee?
In Minneapolis/St. Paul
in the Twin Cities' suburbs
in greater MN or WI
How did you hear about the Explore Veg Vegan Mentor Program?
Compassionate Action for Animals website
Compassionate Action for Animals event
University of Minnesota
Please explain the biggest factors that motivate you to maintain a veg diet.
Please describe your current diet.
Please explain your motivation behind wanting to become a mentor. What would you like to get out of the program and what would you like for your mentee to take away from your stewardship?
Please describe the types of mentees you would feel comfortable mentoring
A mentee who wants to reduce their consumption of animal products
A mentee who wants to become vegetarian
A mentee who wants to become vegan
What is your age?
Please describe your racial/ethnic background(s).
Do you consider yourself an athlete?
Do you enjoy cooking?
Do you speak a language other than English and, if so, what language(s)?
Are there any other groups of people you think you'd be especially good at supporting? (e.g. parents, students, trans folxs, etc.)
Please write a short paragraph to share what you want your mentee to know about you (Please include any dietary restrictions such as allergies, etc).
Would you advise a mentee to adopt a restricted version of a vegan diet such as no processed foods, no cooked foods, gluten-free, only organic, etc., and why?
How would you respond if your mentee asked, "I decided to go vegan and I'm getting a lot of negative reactions from friends and family. How should I respond?"
*Explore Veg mentors may not provide medical advice. The goal is to provide a positive influence to others who are looking to take the next step towards a diet that is more respectful of animals. With that said, animals are not always the motivation behind a diet change and becoming vegan is not always the end goal for an individual. We believe that welcoming people where they're at can create the most change for animals. Explore Veg Mentor Program administrators will reach out to you once a month to check progress and receive feedback.Completing this questionnaire does not guarantee your acceptance/selection as a mentor.
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You will hear back from us about your application within two weeks. Thanks so much for your interest in being a mentor!
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