Youth Off The Streets

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Contact Person: Lynette Franco
Position: Volunteer & HR Coordinator
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Phone: 02 9330 3515
Street Address: 133 O'Riordan Street, Mascot, NSW
Postal Address: PO Box 6025, Alexandria, NSW, 2015
Website http://foundation.youthoffthestreets.com.au/page.aspx?pid=275#.UkkJNIYSZng

Youth Off The Streets is helping disconnected young people to discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting & providing opportunities to encourage & facilitate positive life choices.

Mentee Age: 12-21
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors We provide an Information Session and Training Sessions
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors:
  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Working With Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Code of Conduct
  • Motor Vehicle Policy
  • Interview
  • Personality Assessment Inventory
Mentor Position Description: The Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for adults who are positive role models to build and nurture a relationship with a young person by offering guidance, support and encouragement to help develop the young person's character, confidence and competencies. Mentors are men and women from many different cultural, social & occupational backgrounds, spending time with their young person on a regular basis to help the young person achieve their personal goals. The following qualities are required in all mentors:
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Understanding
  • Perseverance
  • A high level of commitment
  • Life Experiences
Mentor Minimum Commitment: Mentors are required to commit to a minimum one year period. Mentors usually volunteer 2-3 hours per week or fortnight to engage with their young person by phone, email and where appropriate face to face.
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