Become a Mentor
The aim of the Whitelion mentoring program is to promote purposeful voluntary relationships whereby mentors assist at-risk young people to develop a positive sense of self and build useful connections with their community. Carefully selected, trained and supported mentors form one-on-one relationships with young people of the same gender. A trusted and meaningful relationship can reduce personal isolation and contribute to self-esteem, community and family connectedness, hope for a positive future and active engagement in pro-social achievement.
People interested in mentoring must undergo the following screening process:
- Attending an Information Night;
- Participating in a one-to-one interview;
- Partaking in a full day of training;
- Undergoing a Police Check and reference checks; and
- Obtaining a Working with Children Check.
Once the screening process has been completed successfully, mentors are able to participate in group activities with young people before they begin the matching process. At the discretion of the mentoring staff, accredited mentors will be allocated to a particular program based on the needs of the young people.