Association of National Park Rangers

Mentorship Program

One of the benefits you have access to as an ANPR member is the ability to participate in the mentoring program. Mentoring is a nurturing process in which a more skilled or more experienced person, serving as a role model, teaches, sponsors, encourages and counsels a less experienced person (protege) for the purpose of promoting the latter's professional and personal development.

This is an informal program with a flexible time commitment that is manageable for potential mentors. We estimate there will be about three to six informal calls; then the two individuals can determine the next steps for themselves. Mentoring is a wonderful way to build collegial and personal relationships for life.

The first step for a protege is filling out the application. Once the application has been submitted, the program facilitator(s) will attempt to match you with someone with similar interests or areas of expertise. This may take some time - a proper pairing is fundamental to the success of the program. Once a match is made the facilitator helps to establish communication between mentors and proteges. The facilitator also makes periodic reviews of the program's progress. Please consider joining this worthwhile program.

If you're seeking career guidance from a seasoned NPS employee, ANPR is here to help facilitate that interaction. This form will be used to match your application to our pool of existing mentors.

Note: that access to the mentorship program is contingent on being an active ANPR member.

Visit our membership page for more information about joining.

Mentorship Application

If you're looking to share the lessons you learned through a career in the National Park Service, there are individuals out there looking to hear what you have to say. This form will help ANPR match you with our incoming mentorship applications.

Mentor Application