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Can You....be a Friend? Then be a Mentor!

  • Location: Across: Pakenham VIC, Frankston VIC, Cranbourne VIC, Hoppers Crossing VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Minimum 1 hour a week for 12months

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Training on relevant topics and policies conducted in screening

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • Working with Children Check *

    Requirements:
    Mentors come from all walks of life with a wide variety of interests and experiences, no formal qualifications are required. Any training required will be provided as part of screening. It is preferable that Mentors have resided in Australia for a minimum of 2 years.
    The young person gains:
    (1) The opportunity to develop a significant friendship with an older mentor
    (2) A positive and safe environment to promote personal growth and good self esteem
    (3) The opportunity to participate in a variety of different activities to grow socially and emotionally
    (4) Care by professional staff and trained people who model positive, responsible behaviour

    Successful applicants will:
    (1) Be able to participate in volunteer training on relevant topics and policies
    (2) Be fully supported by a TRY Mentoring Coordinator for the duration of the match
    (3) Be able to participate in a wide range of group activities with other matches

    As the demand for mentors varies greatly across the suburbs and may be less in the area you reside, such as in the inner city suburbs, the length of time taken to start your screening can vary. Please feel free to email me your suburb of residence and I can let you know of the level of need in your area.

    Time Required
    1-4 hours a week for 12 months

    Background Checks Required
    A Police Check and Working with Children Check will be lodged as part of your volunteer assessment. A Drivers License is also preferable

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

TRY Mentoring currently runs one-to-one mentoring programs across Melbourne and Group Mentoring Programs in selected locations in the Outer South East.The program caters for young people from 7 – 20 years old, who are often lacking a positive role model in their lives. The minimum age for a volunteer mentor is 20 years and preferably with a drivers licence. The time requirements of the program is 1 - 4 hours, 3 to 4 times a month for a 12 month period. On what days and times you meet up is completely flexible.

Community One-to-One Mentoring Program The one-to-one program provides young people aged 7-20 years with a caring adult mentor, to provide additional adult support, someone to confide in and look up to. Someone who can be both a positive role model and supportive friend. Mentors commit to spending 1-4 hours a week, with their mentee, for 12 months.

Group Mentoring Program The Group Mentoring programs provide young people aged 10-17 years an opportunity to engage in a shared activity, based on the skill set of the mentor, for example, fitness, basketball or dance etc. Mentors commit to weekly 2 hour classes for a 12 month period. We currently have classes that are run after school and during the school day in a number of areas.


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