Handbook for Current Volunteers

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Program Rules: Our rules can be found here

Additional Training and Support Opportunities:

Request a Volunteer Mentor: The ENGin mentor program connects new and experienced ENGin volunteers for one-on-one support. Through email, texts, and videochats. ENGin volunteer mentors check in with their mentees for a period of 1-2 months to help answer questions and resolve any problems. Please click here if you're a new volunteer who would like a mentor.

Chat with Other ENGin Volunteers: We invite you to join one of our online volunteer communities to ask questions, share ideas, and get advice. You may choose your preferred platform from the following:

Shadow an Experienced Volunteer: A few of our experienced volunteers allow new volunteers to observe one of their sessions. If you'd like to join a real ENGin session to see how the program works firsthand, email us at info@enginprogram.org, and we can share volunteers' contact info and session times. You can then reach out directly to arrange to observe a session.

Training Videos: Please be sure to watch all videos if you have not attended an ENGin Zoom training. 

Learn a bit about our mission, our history, and how your work with ENGin is helping change lives!​

If you're interested to read more about ENGin's story, check out the article here

All the details about getting matched, contacting your buddy, and setting up your first session. Here are key links mentioned in the video:

Please note: You will initially reach out to your student by email. Once you get in touch, feel free to switch to a chat app that's convenient for you both (e.g. Instagram DMs or any other app you both use).

This video explains what to do in your first session. See the session materials section of the handbook for discussion questions and icebreaker activities!

This video introduces ENGin's optional session plans. You can find more information in the Session Materials tab of the handbook.

If you're struggling with a student's irresponsible behavior, here are some tips for what to do.