Apply to become a Youth Frontiers Volunteer Mentor

Youth Frontiers is currently seeking mentors living in the Illawarra region (Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government Areas). If you are aged over 18 and have a few hours a fortnight to give for a minimum of twelve months, you can make a difference to a young person.

Complete the form below to apply.

Youth Frontiers Volunteer Mentor Application Form

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Contact information

Name*
Preferred pronouns

Preferred Name
Address*
Date of Birth*
If you feel comfortable to do so, there is an option to self-identify against these diversity indicators:

Application information

This application form is designed to assist in pairing mentors with mentees by considering your likes, interests, experiences and background. Please share as much detail as you can.
What kind of leisure activities are you interested in/ what activities would you like to do with your mentee?*
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Travel

Our Program services young women in the Illawarra (Wollongong and Shellharbour regions). Mentors are required to pick up the mentee from their house, drive them to the planned outing, and then drop them home. Travel distance is a highly regarded consideration during the pairing process. Mentors would not be paired with a mentee who lives more than 45mins drive away from their home location (unless previously discussed)
Do you have a current driver's license?*
Do you have access to a vehicle?*
Would you be willing to travel up to 45mins to pick up your mentee?*
Some mentors are willing to travel more than 45mins. This can often reduce the waiting times for incoming mentors to be paired. Would you be willing to travel more than 45 minutes to collect your mentee?

Availability

Outings take place largely on weekends. Weeknight outings may take place periodically with special consideration of the activity, mentee age and special circumstances.
Are you willing to communicate regularly with the Youth Frontiers Team, including participating in supervision/ support sessions?*
Are you available to attend quarterly Volunteer Support Meetings?*
Are you available to attend quarterly group activities?*
Are you able to commit to at least 12 months of volunteering with the mentoring program once you have been paired?*
How did you hear about this opportunity?

Confirmation

Do you consent to undergoing a Police Check?*
Are you willing to acquire a Working with Children Check?*
Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (and willing to provide your vaccination certificate)?*
I acknowledge and accept that by pressing 'Submit', the information in this application will be shared internally within YWCA Australia and Whitelion*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.