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Mentee Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in Northwest VEG’s Mentor Program, which will provide valuable guidance to you as you make the transition to a more compassionate diet. Many people aspire to be vegetarian or vegan, but need support in making the transition. You may not know where to start in replacing animal foods in your diet and need help finding satisfying foods. You may not know anyone else who shares your concern for animals, and being able to talk to someone who does can go a long way in providing moral support.

Our mentors are reliable and knowledgeable resources, ready to help you with navigating the grocery store aisles, deciding what delicious dish to bring to your work potluck, figuring out how to talk to your child’s teacher about dietary requirements, and much more. Mentoring can consist of conversations over email or social media, phone calls, and in-person meetings.

You will be matched to a mentor based on several criteria, including goals and motivation, interest in athletics and cooking, and living situation. Once a match has been made, we will provide you and your mentor with an email introduction and each other’s contact information. We encourage matches to contact each other as soon as possible.

At times, mentors and mentees might have different personalities or goals for the experience; this is perfectly acceptable and does not reflect negatively on either party. If at any point, either the mentee or mentor feels it is not a good match, they should contact us to ask for a change.

Making the transition to a plant-based diet can be fun and easy, especially with someone there to provide support and encouragement. We wish you joy and success on your vegan journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Berlot at: cathy@nwveg.org

Thank You!