Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life?

JewishCare’s mentoring programs link young adults aged nine to 30 years with a volunteer mentor for a minimum period of six months. Through the connection with a mentor, a young person can work toward personal, study or work goals. A mentor can offer a brain to pick, a listening ear, or an encouraging push in the right direction.

We have two key programs aimed at supporting young people and work closely with Mentoring Men who focus on improving the mental wellbeing of men through peer-to-peer mentoring.

Big Brother’s Big Sisters – a national community-based mentoring program that is hugely rewarding! Young people aged nine to 14 years are matched with a positive older person based on similar interests and location. Find out more.

Young Adult Mentoring – connects those aged 16-35 years with an older person to offer guidance, support, and encouragement to achieve personal, study or work goals.

Mentee benefits

Accessing the support, friendship and wisdom of an older person can be incredibly powerful, and really fast-track personal growth. Through the friendship and support of a mentor, a young person can gain increased confidence, support with setting life goals, interview skills and study tips or just a friendly ear to help navigate relationships and other issues you might be facing. Your mentor can help you achieve, find direction, develop new skills and so much more.

Can I be a mentor?

Being a mentor is about consistency, friendship and inspiring a young person to build the confidence they need to reach their full potential.

If you’re aged over 18, have a passion for making an impact in a young person’s life, and have a few hours a fortnight to give, then this is the role for you! As a mentor you don’t need any prior experience, just a desire to make a difference. You will receive training and on-going support. Minimum commitment is six months.

Contact Us

Enquire today by calling our Mentoring Team on 1300 133 660 or emailing


Mentee: “My mentor always encourages me to give things a go. He never gives up, and that motivates me to keep pushing forward with my goals”. Mentee, 19 years.

Mentor: “The best thing about being a mentor is knowing and seeing that a small sacrifice on my part can create a such a significant difference in someone else’s life.” Mentor.