Evaluate your skills and time. Evaluate whether you are the right person for the role, in terms of both expertise and time. While the mentor program isn’t meant to be a large time commitment, you still will want to ensure your work load will not preclude you from being present with your mentee(s).
Be available. Be as flexible as possible about being available to your mentee(s).
Be honest. Clearly identify your role and what the mentee(s) expect of you. Let your mentee(s) know if you think the relationship needs to change or end if things aren't working out as expected.
Help establish goals. Help your mentee pinpoint what they hope to accomplish throughout the mentoring relationship. Set up realistic timelines to achieve these goals.
Offer feedback. Provide comments that are specific and honest, and that address strengths and positive attributes as well as areas for improvement.