70 minutes that can change a life
The Devonport Chaplaincy Student mentoring program enables you as part of this local community the opportunity to volunteer as a student mentor. You will work 1 to 1 for approximately 70 mins per week. The mentor and the student participate in a variety of different tasks depending on the needs of the student.
Mentoring provides a student with a caring and supportive relationship that can help them through school and enable them to be better equipped for further education and future employment. Every mentoring relationship is designed to be ﬂexible to meet each students speciﬁc individual needs and ultimately to improve their self esteem, associated health and attendance at school.
As a mentor you can help a young person improve their education outcome, to stay motivated and to therefore be more connected to their school. By enabling students to have one on one access to an adult with whom a significant relationship can be formed, they have greater opportunity to be engaged and encouraged with their education.