Some of the mentors on this site will mentor on a free (pro-bono) basis. This does not mean that the mentors are less good than the ones who charge. Some people charge for some mentoring and offer mentoring to other people on a free basis as part of their giving or service to God.
Other people may charge because mentoring is their full-time work. This does not mean that they are any less invested in the process from a spiritual perspective.
Those in helping roles charge varying amounts for their services. Take a look at the going rates and ask the mentor why they charge as they do if you are concerned. Alternatively, you could ask if you can negotiate a fee.
All of the mentors on the website have agreed to work and abide by the Mentor Network Values and Ethical Framework.
No, not all of the mentors charge. Some mentors offer mentoring for free, others offer some free mentoring. Some mentors will charge according to income and others may ask for a gift of your choice.
Some mentors work informally and offer their mentoring free of charge as a service to God. These may be people of some considerable experience and standing within the church, who may be retired or work part time. Some mentors work more professionally, with accreditation and supervision, and therefore charge for their services. Other mentors use a means-tested approach. Other mentors may ask for a gift.
The quality of the service offered is not indicated in whether someone charges for their work or not. It is important that you check and satisfy yourself that the service you are receiving is value for money and fits your needs.
Some mentors and coaches have formal supervision and continuing professional development they pay for, and/or mentoring might be their full-time work. If a mentor or coach has professional accreditation, they are also charged for this, and they may charge for mentoring/coaching to balance their finances to enable them to continue mentoring.
Not all mentors or coaches have professional accreditation and formal supervision who charge, so it is important to satisfy yourself that you are happy to enter into the mentoring or coaching relationship with the skills the mentor has. If you are in any doubt, ask the mentor before beginning!
Different mentors and coaches have different policies on cancellation. It is important to check with the individual mentor or coach before signing up to a mentoring or coaching contract. If the mentor or coach has taken the time to travel to meet you, and you have not let them know you can’t make it, you may be charged if there is normally a charge. Some mentors and coaches have a 24 hour notice policy, but do check what the situation will be for you.
No. The Mentor Network will not enter into any financial arrangements between mentor and mentee. It is up to the individuals concerned to arrange financial agreements and payments.
Our mentor database contains information about the mentor level of training and accreditation, allowing for a more informed decision and transparency about the mentoring they are receiving.
We do ask any Mentors who receive payment for mentoring directly that they consider gifting a proportion of their payment to The Mentor Network to help us to develop this project further.
No, The Mentor Network does not charge the mentors and coaches to advertise on The Mentor Network website. However we would ask that any Mentor who receives payment for mentoring through the site considers gifting a proportion of their fees to The Mentor Network to help us develop the project further.