Apply to be a Mentor-in-faith

Each summer, about sixty students serve in the Notre Dame Vision program as Mentors-in-faith. Typically, forty-four of these students are Small Group Mentors (who facilitate small group discussions and serve as dorm counselors), and sixteen are Music Mentors (who lead all music for the program in both liturgical and non-liturgical settings, including the performance of three short musicals).

How to Apply

Apply to become a Mentor-in-faith by completing an application and signing up for an interview below. (Applicants to be Music Mentors must also sign up for an audition.):

All applications are due October 21, 2019 at 5pm.

If you are applying to be considered for both the Small Group Mentor and Music Mentor positions, please complete only one application and sign up for both an interview and an audition.

If you are currently studying abroad, please submit your application then contact Megan Shepherd at to schedule a video interview.

Complete information on the application process, program benefits, and mentor roles, responsibilities, and formation is available in the Vision Mentor Application Guide 2020. Please send questions to the Notre Dame Vision office at or call (574) 631-7425.

All applications are due October 21, 2019 at 5pm. If you need to request an extension, please contact Megan Shepherd at (Please note: Extensions are granted rarely and only for exceptional circumstances.)

Master Mentors

If you have previously served as a Mentor-in-faith for Notre Dame Vision, you are welcome to apply to serve as a Master Mentor. To be considered for this role, please complete the Master Mentor Application. After you submit the application, Scott Boyle will contact you to set up an individual interview.

Important Application Dates (2019)

September 15: Info Session, applications available, interview sign-ups 
September 25, 5:30pm: Alternate Info Session, Geddes Hall CoffeeHouse 
October 21: All applications due by 5:00pm
October 28 – November 8: Interviews & Auditions for Small Group & Music Mentors 
November 15: Notification emails sent
November 22: Deadline to respond to offers and commit to Vision 2020 
December 5: First meeting for Vision 2020 Mentors, 5:15pm, Geddes Hall

Important Summer Program Dates (2020)

May 29 (by 5pm): All Small Group Mentors taking summer class to campus 
May 31 (by 8pm): All Music Mentors to campus
June 10 to Wed., June 14 (by 5pm): All Mentors to campus
June 15 – June 19: Week 1            
June 22 – June 26: Week 2
June 27 – July 5: Mid-Program Break Week            
July 6 – July 10: Week 3 
July 13 – July 17: Week 4

Prior to weeks 2 & 4, return to campus after weekend by 5pm on Sunday        
Prior to week 3, return to campus after weekend by 3pm on Sunday 
July 19 – July 20: departure from campus (no earlier)