Become A Mentor

The Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit is a one week summer program for teens with Turner syndrome. Our volunteer mentors are the backbone of our program, acting as guides and role models to the next generation of young women with TS. Each Mentor will be primarily responsible for up to six attendees, in addition to other responsibilities. Mentors must be available for Staff Orientation, as well as the full duration of the program.

Requirements:

  • Has Turner syndrome
  • Positive attitude
  • Leadership qualities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exercises good judgment and common sense
  • Situational Awareness
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Acts with integrity in all words and deeds
  • Is a good "team player" (e.g., by volunteering to pitch in where help may be needed)
  • Establishes authority and boundaries where needed

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain awareness at all times of the whereabouts of the girls in your group, assuming responsibility for their safety
  • Rouse participants and ensure they get up and out on time
  • Ensure that each participant in your group is fully equipped and prepared for the day, including full water bottles, good walking shoes, and sunscreen
  • Help participants navigate the subway and streets of Boston efficiently and safely (there will be training on this)
  • Ensure that participants in your group with food allergies or restrictions are able to identify which foods are and are not safe for their consumption
  • Know and adhere to BITSS emergency procedures, safety guidelines and practices, and abuse prevention policies
  • Report any concerns to BITSS leadership
  • Serve as a positive role model for program teens of young adult/professional life and behavior
  • Be able to relate to lived experiences of participants, as young women in their teens with TS
  • Other tasks as necessary

Application Process: All interested applicants must complete the BITSS Mentor Application, which includes providing two references who can attest to Mentor’s skills.