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Your Mentoring Journey begins here …

YouthNet is always looking for people in the community to empower students to make positive life choices. Our volunteers are everyday people seeking to make a difference in the life of a child. For one hour a week, you can have the same opportunity to impact their lives forever by simply reading, playing board games, football, or just having a conversation.

Become a Mentor today, it is a fun, rewarding activity and a great way to spend an hour a week.

Teen Mentor

Teen volunteers are senior school students between the ages of 15 and 18. They are matched with younger students (primary, middle) to provide advice, support and serve as role models and friends.
COMMITMENT: One lunch hour a week at the mentees school for at least one school year.

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Adult Mentor

Adult volunteers are working adults between the ages 18 and 65. They are typically matched with students of all ages (primary and middle) and have an opportunity to engage in mentoring or reading.
COMMITMENT: One lunch hour a week at the mentees school for at least one school year.

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Senior/Retiree Mentor

Senior volunteers are mature adults who have retired from the working world – likely to be aged 65 and up. Mentors are matched with small groups of primary school students to read in a supervised classroom setting.
COMMITMENT: One hour a week at the mentees school for at least one school year.

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In addition to the several mentoring profiles mentioned above, Mentors are likely to assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship. However, successful mentors also share the same basic qualities:

  • A sincere desire to be involved with a young person
  • A respect for young people
  • An active listener
  • A person who enjoys having fun
  • An empathetic person
  • A flexible and open person
  • See solutions and opportunities