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Youth Mentor

Wesley Aunties and Uncles

  • Four hours per fortnight on weekends

  • Multiple Locations

  • Training

  • Long-term

Wesley Youth Mentoring matches adult volunteers to young people who are going through a process of change, growth and development. The program recruits, trains and supports volunteer mentors.

Mentoring is one-to-one relationship between a young person and an older adult who is focused on the young person's growth and development. Different from counselling, mentoring is less formal and more relational. Wesley Youth Mentoring asks its volunteers to commit to meeting face-to-face with a young person approximately four hours a fortnight with regular feedback to the case manager supporting the relationship.

To apply and become a mentor you must be over the age of 21, willing to undergo Working With Children Checks, Criminal History Checks, attend an interview and mandatory training day. Mentors are required to travel to different areas within Northern NSW.

The mentoring match runs for 12 months (though there are possibilities for shortening or extending that time period). The purpose of the program is to "equip" young people for change by providing a caring, interesting and positive adult volunteer mentor.

Essential criteria

  • physically fit
  • able to participate in youth appropriate activities eg sports
  • current drivers licence
  • 12 months commitment
  • Working With Children Check
  • Criminal History Check

Locations

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Kingscliff
  • Tweed Heads
  • Lismore
  • Casino
  • Kyogle
  • Casuarina
  • Murwillumbah     
  • Mullumbimby
  • Taree
  • Port Macquarie
  • Forster
  • Kempsey
  • Maitland
  • Singleton

Complete the form below or call Wesley Aunties & Uncles on (02) 9638 2480

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