Who are the mentors
and where do they come from?
As part of our mentor recruitment process we ask volunteers to nominate 3 schools where they’d like to mentor. Typically, volunteers select a school within the local or nearby communities. We discourage people from selecting schools where they might be connected to the parents of students or students that could be asked to take part in the program. We allocate the mentor places and bring that group together ahead of the mentee and mentor orientation sessions that we run..
Similar to mentees, mentors come from a range of backgrounds and bring varied experiences and expertise to the role. However, all mentors are screened for suitability and must comply with our code of conduct including provision of working with children and national crime checks.
Our mentors change two lives – their mentee’s and their own. Aside from the sense of community and give back, the experience delivers new insights, knowledge and skills that transfer to their own personal and work lives.