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One person, over time, can turn a life around

Check out Mentors | Friends In Action

The volunteer Mentors | Friends In Action guide, advise, listen to and befriend children, sharing their experiences, as well as trying new activities and spending quality time together.

Thinking of becoming a mentor?

Mentors in Action Facts:

  • Mentors in Action help improve a young person’s self-esteem.
  • Mentors in Action provide support for students trying new behaviors.
  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.
  • About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors in Action provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time.
  • Mentors in Action teach young people how to relate well to all kinds of people and help them strengthen communication skills.

Making a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable child or young person is an amazing feeling, but here’s more great reasons to mentor:

  • You’ll make new friends and have unforgettable experiences,
  • You’ll receive full and ongoing training, and could gain accreditation which might help your future career,
  • You’ll be supported by regular meetings with your volunteer coordinator,
  • Training costs – $0
  • Time with a child can cost – $0 | it’s up to you

Mentoring can easily be arranged to fit in with your other commitments, such as work, studying or family.

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