“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Being a mentor to a young person is a way of creating positive change in the community.  We’re looking for kind-hearted, passionate people, who can make a positive connection with young people and support them as they prepare to live independently.

Our current  Live-In Mentor program gives young people aged 16 and in state care the opportunity to live with positive, mature mentors who can teach them independent living skills, provide emotional support and help keep them connected to friends, family and the community.

Through our program, some of our most vulnerable young people have the opportunity to gain life experiences and it provides them a safe, stable environment in which to learn.  By becoming a  Live-In Mentor, you are able to create a positive impact on these young people and make a real difference.

Live-In Mentors share a house provided by us with another mentor and two young people. On some days you might teach them how to cook, how to clean, how to prepare themselves for school in the morning or encourage them to find part-time work.  On other days you may need to help them get to school or sporting activities and be a strong shoulder for them to lean on and to talk through their troubles.

Our highly qualified case workers, educational experts and child welfare workers are on hand to provide ongoing support and will work with you to help the young people to help them get ready for their next journey – full independence.

A Live-In Mentor is a volunteer role but you are provided with a fully furnished shared house rent and utilities free plus an ongoing $150 per week. But the real reward comes when the young people flourish and begin an independent life knowing that you helped them achieve their goals.

Current Live-in mentor opportunities

  • Seaford
  • Chelsea
  • Pakenham
  • Narre Warren South
  • Frankston
  • Warragul
To find out more please contact: Rebecca Francis or Antoniette Bonaguro on 03 9293 8500.
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