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Youth Mentoring

Yarra Ranges Youth offers youth mentoring programs which focus on assisting young people in reaching their full potential through positive relationships with adult mentors.

Watch the Yarra Ranges Youth chapter of the Volunteering is for Everyone video.

 

Jindi Woraback

Jindi Woraback is a one on one mentoring program for young people aged between 12-15 who are partnered with mentors over 18 years.

This program aims to provide young people with ongoing support outside of the family unit and school environment.

Can you be a mentor? You must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be friendly, relaxed and approachable
  • Be able to spend 1 hour per week with a young person
  • Be willing to complete the screening, training and assessment process before being matched. (Screening includes a Police Check and Working with Children’s Check.)

For details on how to get involved and begin the mentor or mentee application process please contact Yarra Ranges Youth on 1300 368 333 or email youth@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

 

L2P Driver Mentor Program

 The L2P driver mentoring program provides opportunities for volunteers to work one on one with learner drivers aged 16-20 years who face significant barriers in obtaining their probationary drivers license. 

Can you be a mentor? You must:

  • Have a full Victorian drivers licence (cannot be on P plates)
  • Be friendly, relaxed and approachable
  • Be able to spend 1 hour per week with a young person
  • Be willing to complete the screening, training and assessment process before being matched. (Screening includes a Police Check and Working with Children’s Check.)

Complete an online application now to get started.

 

Other mentoring programs

Big Futures is a secondary school based program delivered by Big Brothers Big Sisters. It is offered at Sherbrook Community School, Mater Christi College and Upwey High School.

Visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website for information and application details.

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