Would you be interested in mentoring a young high school student and helping them to complete a community project? Are you able to volunteer for a 6 month period for approx 1-2 hours per week?
The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program is an initiative of the NSW State Government for young people to be involved with their community. The objectives of the program are to increase youth volunteering and civic engagement by engaging young people in civic projects of their design and choice, which overcome barriers to participation in the community and strengthen teamwork, communication, leadership and decision making skills.
The program will recognise the contribution that young people make to their local communities and provide them with the knowledge and skills to link them with further training and employment opportunities, or to improve their educational outcomes.
The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program uses adult volunteer mentors to commit to supporting and guiding a young person in Years 8 or 9 for a minimum period of 6 months and for a minimum duration of 30 hours (10 hours face-to-face). They will recruit, train and provide ongoing support for mentors. Particular focus will be on the mentor working with the young person around the development, implementation and completion/showcase of their civic project. The mentor will work closely with the Program Coordinator and school staff as well as other key stakeholders including Sponsors and Parents/Guardians.
The suggested categories for the students to focus their projects on include:
- Community Harmony
- Youth Mental Health
- Sporting Engagement
- Empowering Young women
- Environment and Conservation
If you would like any further details about the program please contact:
Krystal Maytom, Program Coordinator, GetSet Inc.
Ph: 02 6953 8727
Mobile: 0476 118 079