Become a mentor

Join our team of over 120 mentors in Auckland, Rodney and Tauranga, and change a young person's life this year.

Apply here
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How it works for 12 months

2 hours

A week hanging out with a young person

3 hours

A month for mentor supervision

6 events

Over the year (including camp and graduation)

The application process

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  1. Read this information pack

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  3. Complete the online application (10-15 minutes)

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  5. Our team will get in touch with you to discuss next steps

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  7. We’ll meet you for an interview to get to know you better

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  9. We’ll talk to your referees and complete a police check

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  11. Once all the paperwork is sorted we’ll get you in for an induction and training

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  13. We’ll go with you to meet the young person and their whānau

"I just feel like I've got colour in my life again."

Evidence | February 21st, 2020

We often get letters from our referrers which remind us why we do what we do.

"Invaluable in helping children build a trusting relationship with a positive role model."

Evidence | February 26th, 2020

We often get letters from our referrers which remind us why we do what we do.

Some of our mentors

Emma

Emma, 31
IT Director | Kayaks with her puppy

Andrew

Andrew, 62
Retired Chemical Engineer | Country music fan

Jeni

Jeni, 28
Communications Manager | Poaches eggs perfectly

Alex

Alex, 25
Water Engineer | Had his own radio show

Peter

Peter, 37
Account Manager | Loud tone deaf singer

Louise

Louise, 43
Head of Employer Brand and Internal Communications

Kyle

Kyle, 28
Area Manager | Scared of heights but did the biggest water dunk bungee in the country

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Jamie, 35
Specialist Teacher (RTLB) | Met her now-husband at an Upside camp

Keen to change lives but can't mentor this year?

Here are two other ways to be part of the mahi.