The Youth Mentoring Network

Mentors | Volunteers

Become a mentor


By being a mentor to a young person you can have a profound impact on their life and positively influence their future.  Young people face many challenges in today's world, from the pressures of social media to the temptation of negative influences. By becoming a mentor, you can help young people navigate these challenges and build the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

For young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, mentoring can also provide a sense of belonging and connection. As a volunteer youth mentor, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the life of a young person and contribute to building a better future for your community.

The following 2 minute youtube clip is a great little snapshot of the mentoring role. youtube clip

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in then please feel free to:

  • register your interest with us by completing the volunteer mentor form below so we can help you find a programme in your community that is a good fit for you, or
  •  contact us to talk through the options. 

Alternatively you are most welcome to contact a particular programme you are interested in directly. You can check out what the programmes on offer in your region here.  can read about  

Registration Form

Before you complete the online form, we'd like to make sure you know what you're signing up for. 

A young people that is looking for a Mentor need's someone that:

  • Is reliable and is ALWAYS going to turn up when agreed
  • Is committed to being a Mentor and is not going to pull-out when other priorities come along
  • Can commit to at least 12 months as a Mentor.
Each programme is unique, however typically the preferred duration and frequency of contact is once a week, and a one hour face to face meeting - once a fortnight. 

Thanks for making this important investment in New Zealand's young people. 

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