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26 February 2019, New South Wales

Youth Frontiers volunteer

The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program empowers youth across New South Wales to make positive life choices that enable them to maximise their potential.

Position summary

Program Summary:

The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program empowers youth across New South Wales to make positive life choices that enable them to maximise their potential. Young people aged 12-16 years old will be matched with volunteer adult mentors with whom they spend time and work collaboratively towards achieving their personal and community focused goals.

The program works with young people to: 

  • Build their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills 
  • Develop their team work, leadership and decision-making skills 
  • Recognising their positive developments and the contributions they make in their local communities
  • Building the capacity of community mentors to provide a quality mentoring experience

Position description

Location

Wagga Wagga 2650

Timing

1-2 hours each week for 20 weeks during terms 2 & 3

Reporting to:

Youth Frontiers Program Coordinator


Why volunteer?

Volunteering on the Youth Frontiers program requires a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week for a period of 20 weeks.

You will make an impact by: 

  • Building life skills and self-confidence of a young person who needs additional support 
  • Supporting young people to make a contribution to their community
  • Serving as a positive role model 
  • Building a relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Striving for mutual respect 
  • Building self-esteem and motivation
  • Helping set goals and working towards accomplishing them

Essential skills and/or experience

A successful Youth Frontiers mentor will:

  • Make a minimum 6-month commitment 
  • Have completed a NSW Volunteer Working with Children Check and National Police Criminal Check
  • Spend a minimum of one hour each week, working one-on-one with a mentee
  • Be at least 21 years old 
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Be willing to attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
  • Be willing to submit weekly session feedback 

Confirmed volunteers will be required to:

  • Give permission for Save the Children Australia to undertake a National Police Record.
  • Read and accept the Save the Children Australia Volunteer Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy.
  • Attend a compulsory mentor training presentation.

If this volunteer sounds like you please contact our Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Manager

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