All mentors must be college graduates with experience and expertise in writing, editing, and/or teaching. Experience as a mentor is desirable but not required.Back to top
Contact Visible Ink Director Judith Kelman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-535-3985 to discuss eligibility and procedures.Back to top
While most of our mentors live in the greater New York area, some reside elsewhere and work with their assigned participants via phone, email, or web chat. Many participants live outside the local area as well.Back to top
We expect our mentors to make a regular commitment to Visible Ink and their assigned participants. Mentors should notify Judith Kelman, Visible Ink’s Director, about scheduling issues or changes.
Note: All mentors are required by MSK to report their hours monthly.Back to top
Yes. We’re here to support you in every way that we can. All of our writing mentors take part in an orientation program that provides strategies for how to meet the special needs of people with cancer. As a mentor, you’ll have ongoing interactions with our program director and other participants. Many of our mentors also find our training manual and contact with other volunteers helpful. We can put you in touch with MSK social workers, program administrators, patient representatives, and others to handle special difficulties that might arise.Back to top
You will be paired with participants based on your areas of experience and expertise.Back to top