The recent topic about curator age restrictions featured a thoughtful discussion of a proposal for some sort of mentorship for aspiring/new/young curators. There was a general sense that it is a good idea, I think. Not all good ideas are workable within the constraints of staffing levels and budget and Tony indicated that there was no likelihood that iNat could implement such a program through staff, at this time. However, iNat and the iNat Forum have many volunteers with diverse backgrounds who could, in theory, come together to implement such a program with minimal staff oversight.
With that background as the starting point, a logical next step is a conversation about what a mentorship might look like and how it could operate. How can iNaturalist implement a curator mentorship program using volunteer resources?
NB: I am not a curator and would not normally have posting privileges in the Curators forum. I suggested this topic to Tony and he graciously permitted me to post it.