Community-Based Mentoring

What’s Involved?

Community-based mentoring is designed to help young people develop a greater sense of belonging and self-worth. Many young people participating in community-based mentoring are seeking positive adult role models in their lives outside of their existing support structures. By providing this level of support young people have the ability to identify their aspirations whilst establishing enduring connections with others.

Our community-based mentoring program offers stability and consistency for young people in need of support through one-to-one mentoring. Each young person is matched to the most suitable mentor based on personality, shared interests and geographic location. Once a week, the mentor will meet with the young person to spend time together, such as outdoor activities (ie. bike rides, sporting events) though to cooking, exhibitions, doing craft and other specific hobbies to help build a strong mentoring relationship.

Where Does the Program Operate?


New South Wales

South Australia


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.


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.


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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