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Become a Mentor With Youth Frontiers
Youth Frontiers is a youth mentoring program for young people in Years 8-9 and is an initiative of the NSW Government. The program is designed to build young people’s skills, capacity and community connectedness. It includes the development and delivery of small or large civic projects of their choosing aligned to community themes.
The mentor supports a local high school student (who will be matched to the mentor) through 30 hours of group and individual mentoring. The majority if this will be conducted face to face for 1-2 hours per week within school hours over two school terms (April-October). The aim will be to mentor the delivery of the mentee’s project and to work on developing their confidence, teamwork, leadership skills and community connections. The mentor will support and discuss the mentee’s ideas for future plans for their post school journey. This support may include discussion on a career direction, further study, and other options.
Who are we looking for?
You must have an engaging personality that connects easily with young people and a passion to help our young people to work on a community project and develop a healthy post school journey. Full training and ongoing support is provided to volunteers, and a commitment to a 6 month program from April to October with 1-2 hours per week (within school hours must) be made. All successful volunteers will be required to undergo a criminal history check and working with children certification.
Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. It provides a variety of benefits, including making new friends, helping to build young people’s skills, sharing experiences and becoming a part of the local community.
If you are interested in making a positive difference to the lives of young people and would like to volunteer as a mentor, please contact Maria at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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