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Mentor volunteer

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Enrich a young persons life

Mentoring is about engaging in a one-to-one intentional relationship with a young person.

A mentor can inspire and enable a young person to build social connections, life skills, have fun and a positive view of the future.

It’s as easy as a walk in the park, throwing a ball around, or making muffins. Together, you can decide on the activities you want to enjoy.

Mentoring will challenge you but it also enrich your life, and the life of a young person, beyond measure.

We will provide you with training and ongoing support.

How you can help

  • Enjoy a variety of activities together
  • Listen to, and support, your buddy
  • Commit to a regular schedule of visits
  • Share stories, laugh and have fun!

Time commitment

We offer the mentor programme in Canterbury and Marlborough. It would be great if you could commit approximately 1 to 3 hours per week to spend time with a young person. Contact us for more information.

Our stories

"Fireman Daniel gives back to his community by mentoring six-year-old Lachie."
Mentor forms a strong bond
"Melbin Varghese saw a great opportunity to meet people when he saw an ad for a volunteer van assistant to help transport Enliven members to and from their homes."
Meet Melbin Varghese
"When a young person's future is uncertain the Youth Service team will help them get the financial assistance and support they need."
A step in the right direction


More information

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What we do with donations
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