The Youth Off The Streets Mentoring program provides the opportunity for adults to be positive role models for a disadvantaged young person. Our mentors offer the guidance, support and encouragement that young people need to achieve their dreams.

Who are our mentors?

Youth Off The Streets mentors are men and women from a variety of backgrounds. They meet regularly with their mentees to help them achieve their goals.

Our mentors display the following qualities:

  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Understanding
  • Perseverance
  • A high level of commitment
  • Life experiences
  • Commitment

Mentors are required to commit to a minimum two year period. Mentors usually volunteer two to three hours of their time each week or fortnight. Mentors and mentees interact over the phone, by email and, where appropriate, face to face.

Who are our mentees?

Our mentees are aged between 12 and 21 and are located across the country. We do provide mentors with the opportunity to meet their mentees but a high proportion of mentors are not matched with someone in the same location.

How do I become a mentor?

As all mentors must be properly checked, we ask all candidates to complete the following paperwork at the beginning of the application process:

  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Working With Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Code of Conduct
  • Motor Vehicle Policy
  • Personality Assessment Inventory Consent Form

Candidates will need to attend a face to face interview and participate in a Personality Assessment Inventory. Finally, mentors will need to complete a full day of training to ensure their suitability for the program.

Please be aware that the selection and training process can take a few months. We thank applicants for their patience.

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

T: 9330 3515  E: volunteer@youthoffthestreets.com.au

Address: 133 O’Riordan St, Mascot NSW

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