The Joy of Giving Back: Why you should be a volunteer mentor


It won’t come as any surprise to you but here at Digital Boost, we’re really passionate about both volunteering and mentoring. If you’re thinking of becoming a volunteer mentor, you’ve come to the right place!

We’re so incredibly grateful to all of our volunteer mentors for giving up their time to share their skills with small businesses to help them grow and thrive! 🚀

But it’s not just the small businesses that benefit. There are so many benefits to being a volunteer mentor – here are our top 5 ⬇️

Develop your personal and professional skills

There is so much that you as a mentor can gain from mentoring and sharing your expertise with others. You’ll get to apply the things you’ve learned throughout your career to new situations and businesses, solve new problems, and learn about new industries.

It’s also a great opportunity to develop personal skills, such as active listening, asking open-ended questions, and giving actionable and constructive feedback.

Our volunteer mentors also tell us that they’ve become better hosts and presenters after hosting Masterclasses for our community!

Improve your confidence

Through 1:1 mentoring, people gain more confidence in their skills and their ability to share advice with others. Through Masterclasses, people gain confidence in presenting to a group and answering questions. 

This is something we’ve heard this from so many mentors and it makes us so happy every time! So many of us underestimate the skills we have because we think of them as ‘things we do’ rather than skills. But in each mentoring session, when you see a mentee learn from you and overcome the challenges they’ve been struggling with, it becomes much easier to believe in yourself and your skills.

Gain new perspectives

Mentoring is a two-way street. While you share your expertise, you can benefit from seeing a fresh perspective from someone who’s had entirely different experiences to you. It’s a wonderful opportunity to step away from your work bubble and social circle and see things from a different perspective. 

Grow your network

Through mentoring, you can meet and get inspired by people you’d never have crossed paths with otherwise from industries you may never have even thought of! 

We have an incredibly diverse community of mentees who have unique businesses, from niche products to innovative services, and our mentors love meeting with them! And you never know, it could create opportunities for collaboration too. 

Support small businesses

Small business owners put everything into their businesses – they spend every minute learning and developing their skills to turn their passion into a successful business.

By becoming a volunteer mentor, you can help a small business grow and thrive, and in doing so, help someone achieve their dream. 

Become a volunteer mentor today!

It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of our jobs and let time pass by without realising it. By becoming a volunteer mentor, you get to take some time out and give back. 

At Digital Boost, we’ve made it easier than ever to get involved and mentor small businesses. Mentoring sessions last just one hour and are all online. There’s also no minimum commitment – you decide how much or how little to mentor and can schedule meetings at times that suit you!

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