RUSH Mentoring Service

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Contact Person: Rick Prosser
Position: Director
Mobile: 0404 038 000
Street Address: Cnr Watt and Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW
Postal Address: PO Box 928, Charlestown, NSW, 2290

RUSH works together with the school, student family and the community to provide support for teenagers at risk, by placing a significant role model in a young person’s life through weekly one on one, out of school volunteer mentoring. RUSH is a welfare based program that works closely with the school welfare department. The program does not receive any government funding and relies entirely on the financial support of our personal and business sponsors. RUSH is in its 10th year of operations in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie schools and in 2013 it’s Director Rick Prosser was awarded the Newcastle Citizen of the Year Award in part for his work with RUSH Mentoring Service. Other RUSH Programs, Motivational & Positive Choice Seminars ,Resilience- Building & Life Skills Based Program, Positive Girls, ASPIRE Student Leadership Workshop, Mentor & Mentee Activities and Camp For more information

Mentor Age: 12-99
Mentee Age: 12-18
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors 1 day training Training Manual Training Assessment Tasks
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Working with Children Clearance Check Personal Referee Check Individual Interview Signed Application form and code of conduct
Mentor Position Description: Volunteer one on one weekly out of school mentoring
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 12 months
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