Mentoring and Peer Support

Overview

Youth Focus provides a range of opportunities for sponsors, supporters and members of the community to assist Youth Focus through volunteering. You can become a valuable member of the Youth Focus team and aid in the delivery and coordination of our Events and Fundraising activities, Peer Support and Mentoring Programs.

In Detail

 

To maintain the high standard of service delivery provided by Youth Focus, all volunteers will need to provide a current Police Clearance and be a positive role model for young people. In addition volunteers desiring to be part of the Peer Support and Mentoring programs will need to complete the volunteer training course and provide a current “Working with Children Check” and two character references. Volunteer Mentors also require a current Senior First Aid certificate or equivalent.

Events and Fundraising Volunteers

Youth Focus runs a variety of events and fundraising initiatives during the year including the Hawaiian Ride for Youth, Night of Nights Ball, Christmas Gift Wrapping and the Youth Focus Charity House. There are many occasions when extra hands and support would be most welcome. At times we are fortunate enough to be the chosen beneficiary charity for other events and initiatives which gives us the opportunity to reach a larger audience with our message of prevention of suicide in young people, raising further funds towards the provision of our services. No training is required just a willingness to get involved and lend a hand.

Peer Support Program Volunteers

The Peer Support Program involves pre-camp recreation based groups, a weekend therapeutic camp and post-camp support groups. The Peer Support Program combines social, creative and physical activities with an emphasis on a peer group based experience for young people. Volunteers will assist Youth Focus Counsellors to run the four Peer Support weekend camps held each year.

Mentoring Program Volunteers

Interested in being a positive role model for a young person? Mentors are matched with a young person based on their interests, gender, location and their ability to help meet the needs of the young person. A Youth Focus Counsellor assesses the young persons need for a Mentor and continues to work and support the Mentor and young person throughout the relationship.

Mentors are carefully assessed and chosen to provide positive role modelling while assisting the young person to enhance and develop new life skills.

For further information about volunteering at Youth Focus please call 6266 4333 or visit http://youthfocus.com.au/get-involved/volunteer-your-time/