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Youth Mentors | Banyule

  • Location: Across: Heidelberg VIC, Bundoora VIC, Montmorency VIC, Watsonia VIC
  • Category: Mentoring & Advocacy
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    a couple of hours per fortnight over a year.

  • Training

    * Induction and training. * Regular supervision * Professional development sessions. Peer Mentoring

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

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

Uniting 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 over a year. 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 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

About Uniting At Uniting we work together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We've been supporting people and families in local communities across Victoria and Tasmania for over 100 years. Today, we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life.

By donating time, skills, knowledge and networks volunteers assist us to make a positive change to assist people overcome barriers and empower them to build better futures.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work. We welcome lesbian, gay, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

Volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal history checks, reference checks and Working with Children Check prior to commencement


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