Become A Mentor
- SPORTMEDBC INTRAINING: CLINIC MENTOR
Are you an avid runner/walker who has the energy to motivate others and make a difference in a positive way? Do you want to build your client experience and lead a group of new and seasoned runners? Consider joining the SportMedBC Clinic Mentor team. With clinics across British Columbia, every position at SMBC comes with numerous opportunities for advancement. We’re currently gearing up for our RunWalk, InTraining Program and we’re actively seeking enthusiastic instructors who have a passion and knowledge/experience in the areas of health, fitness, wellness, organization, and leadership.
The Clinic Mentor will guide runners and walkers through prescribed run sessions for 13 weeks
(average 1.5hrs /week); This position is responsible for operating under SportMedBC bylaws, policies,
• Attend mandatory SMBC training sessions and become a liaison with SMBC and the Host
• Prepare and plan every week’s session; warm-up/cool-down, route selection, and training
program review with participants
• Be present in person at your designated clinic, record weekly attendance, and retain clinic
• Mentors will oversee the “quality & safety control” and ensure the SMBC standards are
• Mentors are free from injuries to maximize the attention they can give to the clinic
participants; and consistently exercise several times per week in the lead-up to the
InTraining: RunWalk clinics
• Prior to the start of the program, inform SMBC of any travel plans or other events that may
impede the ability to meet Clinic Mentors’ attendance requirements. Communicate within
reasonable notice to SMBC for any absent clinic session to make alternate arrangements.
A Mentor is a leader who builds trust in modeling positive behavior:
1. Be Dependable. It is important you be present in person at all weekly training sessions at
your designated center. The participants are counting on you to be there each week.
Providing a congenial, friendly, fun atmosphere, and positive attitude is essential to ensure
all participants enjoy their InTraining experience, and that they stay motivated.
2. Communicate. Regular web access once per week to receive weekly newsletters to
reiterate any news and information to participants.
3. Follow The Routine. Ensure you have knowledge of the routes and training schedule prior
to each session. It is important that you ensure that all participants follow the prescribed
workout. Remember, professional athletes have designed the InTraining programs have
for specific groups (i.e., walkers, joggers, and novice and intermediate runners) the
workout is for them, not for you!
4. Make Safety A Priority & Be Responsible! Ensure that everyone makes it back to the Host
Centre safely. Walk and run with various participants, paces, and group sizes. Mingle
between all group participants; avoid running/walking with the same “few” people each
5. Know Your Limitations. Do not try to answer questions or provide information on topics
that you are not fully confident with should direct questions/concerts to SportMedBC.
6. Follow Protocol. Uphold the Mission, Vision, and Values of SportMedBC & help build the
“Best Lifestyle” culture at SportMedBC
7. Be Courteous. Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct in all activities
associated with the InTraining Clinic and refrain from any harassment discrimination or
other unlawful conduct; Treat all fellow volunteers, and participants with the utmost
respect in all aspects associated with the InTraining program.
8. Provide feedback! Fill in the Feedback Form at the end of the clinic to help us plan for next
year. Your suggestions and comments are valuable and help us to shape the clinics for the
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
• Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check. As a not-for-profit multi-sport organization that receives funding from the provincial government. In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act and Sport Safe, SportMedBC must appropriately screen programs.
• Entry level of practical coaching/mentoring experience running as part of a group/club; and
has a good understanding of basic running mechanics.
• More than 1–3 years of experience completing a 10K distance event (within the last 6
months to a year) and/or the SMBC RunWalk, InTraining Program.
• Recruiting a team of volunteers (ratio 1:2). SMBC will assist with recruitment and provide
training for volunteers.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills.
• Comfortable leading and encouraging a group of participants through prescribed run
• Obtain a SportMed Safety – Sport First Aid Certificate, provided by SportMedBC.
- Receive exclusive training & educational, resources, & webinars hosted by Sport Medicine Professionals.
- Promotional discount codes, and giveaways through SMBC Partners & Sponsors.
- Access to SMBC InTraining Logbook & Manual.
- Following completion of the program, SMBC will compensate Clinic Mentors an honorarium
- based on per facilitated class.
Fall 2023 RunWalk – We will be accepting applications for RunWalk Mentors in early March 2023