Online Program

What’s Involved?

Our interactive, monitored online mentoring platform ‘OurSpace’ enables us to provide mentoring support to young people across Australia who are unable to participate in traditional face-to-face mentoring programs due to geographic location, long-term illness or disability.

Our program aspires to break down the barriers to support isolated young people, providing the same high-quality, intensive, one-to-one mentoring programs via a secure online platform.


The platform is anchored in the professional experience of Big Brothers Big Sisters qualified staff members who monitor and support the e-mentoring matches online. Purpose-built for online mentoring, the platform offers the ability to moderate each mentoring interaction in real time, which ensures we can continue providing best-practice mentoring programs in a digital environment.


Where Does the Program Operate?

Australia Wide

Refer a Young Person

To enrol a young person in our mentoring program, it requires approval and participation by the young persons parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their child to be in our long-term one-to-one mentoring program as well as the young person must want a mentor in their life.

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Become a Mentor

Becoming a mentor is a rewarding experience in many ways. All we ask is that each mentor spends one to two hours each week with one of our young people who needs a little bit of extra support.

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Other Ways You Can Help

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is one of 14 countries affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters International - with over 100 years of mentoring experience; we are part of an international movement to improve the wellbeing of young people. If you’re interested in getting involved in supporting youth in Australia, there are many different ways you can assist us.​

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