Call for Volunteers: SAA Mentoring Subcommittee

Dear colleagues,

Please consider applying to serve on the Society of American Archivists' Mentoring Subcommittee! The Mentoring Program fulfills a vital aspect of SAA membership by fostering mentoring connections.


  • The Mentoring Subcommittee term is for two (2) years.
  • The Mentoring Subcommittee typically meets for an hour every month. Additional outside work might be encouraged, depending on projects, but an average time commitment is around 1-2 hours per month.
  • Subcommittee members sign up for 1-2 months to match mentoring program applicants and conduct occasional participant recruitment efforts. Depending on the number of applicants, this can take 3 or more hours a month.
  • Subcommittee members also can develop and implement new initiatives such as mentoring cohorts or other projects to continue to enhance meeting the mentoring needs of SAA membership as interests and personal capacity allows.

To apply, please submit this application by the end of the day Friday, September 3rd. The Statement of Interest should address why you wish to serve on the Subcommittee and if you have ideas for initiatives the Subcommittee should pursue. Particular consideration will be given to people who express interest and ideas for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, supporting student and early career archivists, and mentoring cohorts or other creative models of mentorship. We particularly encourage applicants who are early career, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, or who have other marginalized identities. All applicants will be notified of a decision by Friday, September 17th.

Please note that Mentoring Subcommittee volunteers must be current members of SAA. If you have any further questions, please contact the SAA Mentoring Program at Again, the application link is:

With thanks for your consideration,

Lydia Tang, on behalf of the Mentoring Subcommittee
SAA Membership Committee