Mentoring is simply about having fun and forming a friendship. It can be a simple as walking the dog or baking a batch of cookies. Time spent each week with a young person will help them develop their self-esteem, learn life skills and have fun! Interested in volunteering in our one-to-one mentoring programs?
All our research says they will be less likely to use drugs or alcohol, or find themselves in trouble with the police.
They will be more likely to go to school and develop good relationships with their family and friends.
We should know because at TRY we have been mentoring young people in Melbourne for more than 130 years. Just as prevention is much more effective than a cure, mentoring a young person is a proven early intervention that will help them creative a positive life trajectory.
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In the One-to-One Program, mentors and mentees have contact 3-4 times a month, usually for an hour or two once a week, and there is a minimum twelve month commitment.
We will assess you for your suitablility and then give you all the training and support you will need.
Our MiTH (Mentoring in The Hood) is a group program where young people and mentors come together in an activity for one hour a week. MiTH usually runs for a year, within a school or in a community space.
Just some of the activities include basketball, dancing, and fitness
training: what each group does depends on the interests of the young people and the skills that our volunteer mentors bring.
You don’t need any special skills. In fact you will pick up skills that can help you in more ways than one. It will help your confidence, self esteem and physical fitness.
Once you have momentum, you will find it easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts.
So do something real today. Change your life. Contact us at TRY Mentoring.
Over the next 12 months we will be extending our Mentoring in the Hood programs across Melbourne. Every $1 we raise helps us provide the infrastructure and support for every Mentee/Mentor relationship. Every $80 will help them join a MiTH club. Every $200 will help us match them with a mentor in a group setting. Every $1200 covers the cost of Volunteer Assessment, training and ongoing support for 12 months. If you would like to see the impact that your fully tax deductible donation could make Click here