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Are you passionate about supporting young people who are facing challenges of homelessness, drug dependency and/or recovering from abuse? Are you reliable, supportive, patient, and positive?

Opportunity to support young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and emotional abuse.

3 youth mentoring programs you could be a part of!

General Mentoring Program: matches a mentor with a young person currently engaged in a service, to provide them with positive, non-judgemental guidance, support and encouragement, so that they can develop their talents, life skills and achieve their goals. Mentors may support a young person with goal setting, career support, educational support, improving self-esteem and confidence.

iDrive Program: connects young people with a trusted and commit mentor who is able to act in the role of a supervising driver and assist them in completing their 120 hours of on-road experience to gain their provisional driver's licence. This program primarily operates in the Merrylands area, as well as through schools in Redfern and Maroubra depending on demand by young people and availability of the program car. Mentors have access to a program car, petrol and insurance.

Scholarship Program:  Every year, our National Scholarship Program awards over 20 young people throughout Australia with scholarships which include funds to pursue further education or training so that they may realise their potential for a positive future. The program celebrates the gifts and strengths of these young people who exhibit extraordinary promise but whom may lack the personal support networks and resources that will allow them to fulfill their potential. Scholarship recipients are matched up with a mentor to provide ongoing guidance and support for the duration of their 2 year scholarship.


Mentors are asked to make roughly a 1-2 hour per week/fortnight commitment to the program over a 1-2 year period, depending on the program. 

Mentors are required to:

  • attend a Mentoring Information Session in Alexandria (Tuesday 26th February or Wednesday 6th March 2019.)
  • attend a Face-to-Face Interview (mid Apr-May in Merrylands or mutually agreeable location)
  • attend Mentor Training in Alexandria (Saturday 29th June or Saturday 27th July)
  • successfully complete a Personality Assessment Screener
  • National Police Check and Working with Children’s Check


Personal Attributes & Skills required:

  •              Highly developed interpersonal skills
  •              Non-judgemental, respectful and empathetic.
  •              Warm and approachable nature
  •              Reliable, committed and patient.
  •              Encouraging and supportive
  •              Self-aware with a range of life experiences
  •              Tolerant and respectful of individual and cultural differences
  •              Demonstrated ability to be assertive and maintain appropriate boundaries
  •              Demonstrated problem solving abilities

If you would like to express interest in this opportunity, please complete the Expression of interest form

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