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Youth Frontiers Mentor (Southern NSW)

YWCA Australia
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ABOUT YOUTH FRONTIERS The purpose of the role of Youth Frontiers Mentor is to increase the confidence and self-esteem of young people, encourage their connectedness to their community and foster their leadership skills. We believe that it can be truly empowering for young people to have someone neutral to talk with and provide new perspectives. Mentoring has been proven to increase student likelihood of continuing to higher education, and improve their relationships satisfaction with friends, partners and family. In addition, it leads to increased community engagement through volunteering or leadership roles. Mentors also obtain an improved sense of connection to local community and satisfaction from making a positive difference in a young person’s life. The program allows mentors to impart their life experience and skills to the leaders of tomorrow, whilst also obtaining a new experience in mentoring and working with young people in a school or community environment.

  • Youth Frontiers is a youth mentoring program promoting leadership & community engagement, using both group and one-on-one mentoring. The program focuses on developing a positive mentoring relationship whilst completing a community engagement activity.
  • Involves a minimum of 15-35 hrs of weekly sessions (approx. 2hrs per week) over 6 months – Term 3 wrapping up in Term 4.
  • Working with young people aged 12-17.
  • Students are matched with an adult mentor with similar interest or background experience.
  • Mentors work with students to develop a community engagement activity over the course of the program.
  • Culminates in a showcase where students present their activity with key stakeholders, community members, family and friends in attendance.
  • Includes structured sessions, with a workbook to guide you.
  • Involves delivery of one-on-one sessions on school / organisation grounds, supervised at all times. Group sessions may occur at other locations and will be facilitated by the local Youth Frontiers Coordinator.

HOW DO I APPLY? • Register your expression of interest below • Your Youth Frontiers Coordinator will get in touch to conduct a short phone interview and send you an application form • You will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and National Criminal Check (free) and attend training with other volunteer mentors • Mentors do not require previous experience – just the desire to want to support young people to reach their potential, and an ability to commit to volunteering 2-3hrs each week, over a 6 month period