Continue to find ways to serve youth.

Finally, remember that even if you decide mentoring isn’t for you, your desire to help young people is a wonderful and well-aimed one. There are many ways to act on that impulse, starting with taking on a different kind of volunteer assignment at a mentoring program that interests you (e.g., organizing data that tracks the mentoring program’s operations and outcomes or helping to set up training and other events for mentors and mentees). Most programs are keenly interested in building their corps of dedicated volunteers and will warmly welcome you in a supportive capacity.