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Friendship Mentor (Kids Friend)

  • Location: Canberra ACT
  • Category: Young People
  • Type of work
    • Childcare
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Counselling & Help Line
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    3-5 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months

  • Training

    Induction training (2 x 3 hours), on-going support and training opportunities

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Others
    • Working with Children Check *

    Reliable, patient, understanding. Able to relate well to young people.

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

Barnardos Australia Mentoring Programs cater to boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 from vulnerable families who require additional support with regard to educational and/or social and emotional needs. Friendship Mentors (Kids Friends) spend time, one-on-one with their matched child or young person for 3-5 hours a week to support their social and emotional well-being, aiming to build self-esteem and resilience.

The mentor, child/young person and their family commit to the mentoring match for a 12 month minimum. Mentoring can take place in the community (outings) or at the mentor's home, usually on the weekend. Volunteer mentors are matched Canberra wide.


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