Seeking flexible, patient and reliable volunteers to mentor young people 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.
Volunteer Mentors must be based in the local government areas of Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Banyule, Darebin, Yarra, Moreland and Hume.
Uniting support Mentors by providing the following:
- Induction and training.
- Regular supervision and reviews.
- Professional development sessions.
- Provision of event tickets e.g. movies, AFL games.
- Peer support sessions where mentors come together and share experiences.
Mentors spend a few hours a week with a young person for 3 months and then fortnightly thereafter for a minimum period of 12 months.
Interested? For further information, please contact Christina on (03) 8401 0184
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.