Service2Service A partnership of NYC Veterans and NYC Service.

Service2Service is a professional development experience centered in mentorship between NYC Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni as mentees and City government employees as mentors.  The program aims to build relationships between service-minded New Yorkers and empower mentees with the network and knowledge to continue a legacy of service in the City.

Mentorship Model 

The mentorship model combines one-on-one mentorship between City employees and Veterans or AmeriCorps alumni and virtual workshops connected to professional careers in NYC government. Each mentee and mentor pair commits to a minimum of bi-monthly, one-on-one mentoring sessions from April-September 2021.

Why Mentorship?

Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni are individuals with a unique set of experiences, deep commitment to civic responsibility, and are valuable members of our communities. NYC Service and the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services welcome the Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni of New York City to connect to City employees and open up opportunities to continue their public service journey.

  • Connecting civic leaders within the spectrum of service strengthens our democracy.
  • One-on-one mentoring is a powerful tool for veterans and AmeriCorps alumni to further their career ambitions, access a network, and share resources.
  • Supporting Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni through intergovernmental collaboration creates a more inclusive and equitable city.

How to Become a Service2Service Mentee

We welcome all New York City residents who are Veterans or who have completed an AmeriCorps service term to apply! There are limited slots for mentee participation.

Requirements for Mentee participation

Members of the US armed forces (active or Veterans), or have successfully completed an AmeriCorps service term by January 31, 2021

  • NYC resident
  • Strong interest in City Government careers
  • Commitment to six-month mentorship program and virtual workshops

Deadline to apply is April 2, 2021.

 

How to Become a Service2Service Mentor

We invite New Yorkers who are currently employed by NYC Government to mentor Veterans or AmeriCorps alumni and empower mentees with the knowledge to continue a legacy of service in the City.

Mentor Commitment:

  • Complete 3 bi-monthly mentoring sessions with your mentee from April-September 2021
    • First meeting via video conference
    • A minimum of 2 video conferences encouraged, however meetings can take place via phone and email as you and your mentee see fit
    • Schedule a wrap-up meeting by end of cohort
  • Participation in Virtual Mentor Orientation (April 2021) and End of Cohort Event (September 2021)
  • Provide program feedback for continued improvement of Service2Service

Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021. If you're interested in other volunteer or mentorship opportunities, search nyc.gov/volunteer or subscribe to receive emails about volunteer opportunities.

 

Please note that space in the program is limited and submission of an application does not guarantee placement as a mentor or mentee in the Service2Service Mentorship program.