What are the benefits of becoming a Mentor Support Network member?

Members of the Mentor Support Network are part of a community committed to supporting and enabling youth to complete their education.

The membership year is 1 January to 31 December. Once you are a member of the Mentor Support Network, you will have:

  • Access to all Networking and Learning Meetings.
  • Opportunities to network with others committed to mentoring and youth support.
  • Access to all Mentor Support Network special events including the scholarships presentation and the mentor recognition breakfast.
  • Access to Mentor Support Network mentor training at the discounted member’s rate.
  • Regular newsletters about members, mentoring, and Mentor Support Network related activities. 

In addition organisational members may:

  • Nominate students for Mentor Support Network Scholarships.
  • Nominate mentors for recognition at the annual Mentor Support Network mentor recognition breakfast.
  • Promote their organisation through the Mentor Support Network.

To become a member complete the appropriate membership form and return it to us.

 

How do I become a member of Mentor Support Network?

There are two levels of membership:

  • Individual Member – if you volunteer or work as a mentor, support youth or have an interest in ensuring that young people are supported to complete their education, then this level of membership is for you.
    Annual Membership Fee $40
  • Organisational Member - If your organisation works with youth, provides mentoring services and supports young people to complete their education, then this level of membership is for you.
    One-time Joining Fee $20
    Annual Membership Fee $80

Every new member of the Mentor Support Network will receive one of our iconic Mentor Support Network lapel pins. It’s our little way of saying thank you and acknowledging the big difference you make.

To become a member, you will need to complete and submit a membership form.  Complete either the Individual Membership Form or the Organisational Membership Form.

What training courses and professional development do you offer?

The Mentor Support Network offers the following courses for professional development:

  • Introduction to Mentoring (1 day)
    What is mentoring? You will find out on this course, as well as learning about the mentoring process, boundaries, and confidentiality; including child protection training.
    If you are new to mentoring, or would like the opportunity for a refresher, this will be a great course for you.
  • Mentoring in Action (1 day)
    This is the follow-up to our ‘Introduction to Mentoring’ course. You will learn about mentor communication skills, such as reflective listening and questioning skills, specifically for mentoring. You will also learn to focus on strengths and positive psychology in the approach to mentoring as well as receiving a practical application of mentoring theory and experience mentoring in action.
    If you have completed the Introduction to Mentoring course and are looking to take the next step or if you are an experience mentor who is looking to upskill or refresh your existing skill set, then you won’t want to miss this course.

I feel my child/student/client would benefit from mentoring. How do I find a mentor?

Several of our organisational members offer formal mentoring services. Contact the one that best fits your requirements.

I would like to work with and support young people. How do I get involved in mentoring?

The best way to offer such support is through a formal mentoring program. Several of our organisational members offer formal mentoring programs and welcome new mentors.

I'm interested in supporting young people but don't want to be a mentor. How can I help?

Become a member of the Mentor Support Network. We are always seeking members interested in taking on volunteer roles within the organisation.

Many of our member organizations are looking for volunteers other than mentors and would like to hear from you.

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