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 in April - Term 2, 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 8-9) who they think will most benefit from the mentoring program. Mentor orientation session takes place at the school for all the mentors in that program to meet and get acquainted.
Raise starts to recruit for volunteers in the local area so that we can match every young person in the program with a mentor from the local community. The PC runs a fun jitters session for mentors and mentees to match up the working pairs for the ongoing one-to-one 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 one-to-one every week all the way through to the graduation event in November - early Term 4.

 


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 8-9) who they think will most benefit from the mentoring program.

 


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

 


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 in April - Term 2, mentors meet their Program Counsellor (PC) our qualified professionals who run the program.  

 


Mentor orientation session takes place at the school 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 up the working pairs for the ongoing one-to-one weekly mentoring sessions.

 


Mentors and mentees work one-to-one every week all the way through to the graduation event in November - early Term 4.

 

 

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

    So 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 out if our programs are available at a school near you and you can select up to 3 school location 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 23 weeks during terms 2 and 3*.


  • 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 3-hour online training 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.


*The 23 week program runs from the orientation session through to graduation across terms 2 and 3, plus a couple of weeks in term 4. Programs run between April and November and term dates vary by state so please check them here: https://www.australia.gov.au/school-term-dates.

  • 2 hours

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

  • 23 weeks

    You’ll need to be able to do this during school terms 2 and 3 and a bit of term 4 (April to November - holidays allowed!)

  • 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 can be done in your own time and takes around 3 hours.

 

     

     

     

 

 

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.