The big picture

Schools choose the Raise Youth Mentoring Program as part of their strategy to support student wellbeing and school engagement. Close to programs starting, mentors meet their Program Counsellor (PC), our qualified professionals who run the program.  
The school selects up to 15 young people, mentees aged 13-15 (years 7-9) who they think will most benefit from the mentoring program. Mentor orientation session takes place for all the mentors in that program to meet and get acquainted.
Raise starts to recruit for volunteers so we can match every young person in the program with a mentor. The PC runs a fun jitters session for mentors and mentees to match them for the ongoing weekly mentoring sessions.
Volunteers apply to become mentors on our website and once approved they complete our industry-leading mentor training before qualifying to mentor. Mentors and mentees work together every week for 20 weeks all the way through to the program graduation event.

 


Schools choose the Raise Youth Mentoring Program as part of their strategy to support student wellbeing and school engagement.

 


The school selects up to 15 young people, mentees aged 13-15 (years 7-9) who they think will most benefit from the mentoring program.

 


Raise starts to recruit for volunteers so we can match every young person in the program with a mentor.

 


Volunteers apply to become mentors on our website and once approved they complete our industry-leading mentor training before qualifying to mentor.

 


Close to programs starting, mentors meet their Program Counsellor (PC) our qualified professionals who run the program.  

 


Mentor orientation session takes place for all the mentors in that program to meet and get acquainted.

 


The PC runs a fun jitters session for mentors and mentees to match them for the ongoing weekly mentoring sessions.

 


Mentors and mentees work together every week for 20 weeks all the way through to the program graduation event.

 

 

See if there's a school near you running our mentoring program.

Check the program locations map

 

What you really need to know

  • Safety
    comes first

    As a mentor you will need to provide working with children and national police checks before starting the training, which covers youth safety.

  • It's based
    in schools

    Search our school program location map to find an available in-person or online program that suits you. You and you can select up to 3 school program preferences when you apply.

  • Consistent
    commitment is key

    The positive impact from mentoring comes from showing up every week, building the trust and a relationship over 20 weeks.


  • 2 hours
    of your time

    Programs are run at the same day and time, every week, with 1 hour for mentoring and 1 hour committed to mentor discussion, support and additional training for you.

  • No experience
    required

    We’ll teach you all you need to know, so you just need to be willing to do our industry leading 8 online mini-modules and 1 full day (or 2 x half days) of group mentor training.

  • You're
    not alone

    Every program is run by a qualified counsellor who leads the school-based sessions each week. They look after and manage the school, the group of mentors and mentees.


  • 2 hours

    You’ll need 2 hours free to be available for mentoring, on the same day and time each week

  • 20 weeks

    You’ll need to be able to do this during school term time

     

  • 1 lifetime

    You’ll make a lifetime of difference to your mentee, equipping them with tools they can use long into the future

 

Discover what's
involved in mentoring

Find out everything you need to know
in this short animated video.

 

 

 

Discover what's involved in mentoring

Find out everything you need to know in this short animated video.

 

We'll get you fully trained and prepared

We are renowned for our industry-leading training - it’s flexible and easy to fit in, equips you for the role and provides you with new skills that can be used in your personal and professional life too. 

Part one – Online training modules

Our interactive, quiz-based online training is made up 8 mini-modules that are completed in your own time at a time that suits you.

 

     

     

     

 

 

Part two – Group mentor training

Following successful completion of our online modules, you will be invited to attend our group mentor training. With flexible options to do in person or online, this training takes 2 x 3 hour blocks or 1 full day.

At our group mentor training, you will have the opportunity to meet other mentors as well as our workshop facilitators. Group mentor training provides an opportunity to ask questions and practice many of the skills required to be an effective mentor and covers: Stages of mentoring (overview), communication skills, review of youth safety, values and boundaries, accepting difference, mentors from your life, reflection and evaluation.

 

6 simple steps to becoming a mentor

  • Check the map for a school in your area

  • Complete your application

  • Supply your youth safety checks

  • Complete online and group mentor training

  • Become a qualified Raise youth mentor

  • Enrolled and school program choice confirmed

Sign up today

Check our map to find a school program near you or start your application.