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Youth Mentor

Young People Regular - more than 6 months Banyule VIC

About this opportunity

Are you interested in making a profound difference in the life of a young person in your local community?

We are seeking flexible, patient and reliable volunteers to mentor a young person aged between 11 to 17, through engaging in negotiated recreational activities for a couple of hours per fortnight. Activities may include walking in the park, visiting the local library, attending festivals, playing sports, cooking or going for a drive together

The program has been designed to enhance the young person's community engagement and connectedness, social and emotional well-being, sound decision making skills and general self worth through developing a relationship with a stable and positive adult role model.

Mentoring is proven to make a profound impact in the life of the young person and the wider community, with 90% of mentees developing a positive view of their future, an increase in 81% of mentees school attendance and a reduced likelihood of engaging with substance abuse by 78%.

Volunteer Mentors must be based in the local areas of Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Banyule, Yarra, Moreland and Hume.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Mentors must be:
Interested in supporting a young person.
Aged 21 and older.
Non-judgmental, flexible, patient and reliable.
Based in the local areas of Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Banyule, Darebin, Yarra, Moreland and Hume.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

1hr per fortnight over a minimum of 12 months.

Suitable for
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Wheelchair Access
Training

Induction and training plus peer and professional support/development sessions.

Reimbursement

petrol allowance, lunch/tea/coffee provided.