At Raise we do one thing, and we do it really well – youth mentoring.
Based in high schools, we provide young people with a caring, independent volunteer mentor who shows up each week, just for them. With the time to listen, one-to-one support with a mentor empowers young people to talk through life’s challenges and help them cope better, today and in the future.
Our programs deliver statistically significant improvements for our mentees in regards to goal achievement, building resilience, improving help seeking behaviours, relationships and hope for the future.
Mentors participating in our programs tell us that mentoring has helped them build their confidence, listening skills, knowledge of and ability to relate to young people. In addition, mentoring has provided our mentors with personal growth and a sense of purpose and giving back.
Our programs are facilitated by a Raise Program Counsellor who is there to support you each and every week in your role as a mentor.
Mentoring runs for 2 hours per week, during school hours, during terms 2, 3 & 4 (excluding school holidays). Mentors are required to commit to attending at least 20 of the 22 weeks, to ensure the best possible outcome for their mentee.
We offer free training to give you the skills you need to mentor a young person. Our training consists of 6 online training modules (approximately 3 hours of self-paced learning) and a virtual or face-to-face group mentor training session.
Aged 21+ (or a student aged 20+ studying a psychology related course)
Must be willing to commit to the program for 2 hours a week at the same day and time, from April to October during school terms 2,3 & 4 (excluding school holidays).
Prepared to complete the 6 online training modules and a 1 day group training session (Virtually or Face-to-Face)
Willing to obtain and provide a Working with Children Check and a Police Check, (Raise will provide you with support regarding how to apply for the required mandatory checks once your application is submitted).
Raise is registered as a COVID Safe business in NSW and is committed to achieving the same status in all states that we operate in.
Interested in becoming a Raise Mentor? Apply now and we will look forward to speaking with you soon!