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Youth Mentors, Freelancers & Event Activity Helpers

Leading Youth Forward

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Are you passionate about empowering young people and making a positive impact in the community? Join Leading Youth Forward (LYF), a dynamic not-for-profit dedicated to supporting and mentoring at-risk youth in Perth. We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers aged 22-39 to help us make a difference.

About Leading Youth Forward LYF provides long-term, one-to-one mentoring and large group activities for teens in year 7 -10, focusing on youth development, layered with fun and engaging activities funded by our program. Our volunteer calendar is a weekend camp and four events (held either on a Saturday or Sunday) across a calendar year in Perth. Our volunteers require a valid WWCC and to undergo new volunteer training in February.

LYF pairs each teen one-on-one with a mentor to be their trusted friend and guide for at least one year, but ideally for the duration of the program (being up to 4 years). Our mentors are volunteers from various backgrounds and are young adults (aged 22 – 39), so that they are reasonably close to the age of our participants.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities As a volunteer with Leading Youth Forward, you will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of young people in Perth. You can apply for one of the following roles:

  • Volunteer Mentor
  • Volunteer Event Helper
  • Volunteer Freelancer

Qualifications and Skills

  • Passion for working with youth and making a difference in their lives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Empathy, patience, and the ability to build trust and rapport with young people
  • Reliability and commitment to volunteering on a regular basis
  • Experience or knowledge in youth development, education, counseling, or a related field is a plus, but not required. We provide training and support for our volunteers.

Benefits of Volunteering By volunteering with Leading Youth Forward, you will:

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people
  • Gain valuable experience and skills in youth development, mentoring and leadership
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to an innovative and impactful program
  • Join a supportive and passionate community of volunteers and make friends along the way!
  • Receive training and ongoing support in your role

How to Apply If you are ready to make a positive impact and be part of an organisation that is dedicated to empowering youth, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website to learn more and submit your application.

Next Steps We will be in contact in late January/early February 2024. From here our volunteer committee will work through all of the volunteer and teen applications. Please be patient with us, it’s a big job and we don’t provide details of your assigned role until after training.