Mentoring is a positive, supportive relationship, encouraging young and the older generation to develop and move with society to their fullest potential. 

How does mentoring work?

People all face changes and challenges. Having a mentor is a valuable way of making a connection with your community, or simply a way to learn more about yourself.

Mentoring opportunities are offered in lots of different ways by lots of different organisations, but all mentoring programs have a few things in common, like:

  • helping you to understand and reach your potential

  • being a voluntary - not compulsory – arrangement between yourself and your mentor

  • providing a caring and supportive environment

  • being safe for everyone involved – both you and your mentor.

Being in a mentorship is not the same as visiting a counsellor. It's also not the same as having a coach. Mentoring can be as simple as just hanging out, or it could be about establishing your own goals – big or small – and helping you to achieve them.

The benefits of mentoring

Mentoring programs are a way to help you to achieve your goals and improve your connection to family, friends, school and your community. They also help you to get involved in new opportunities that can lead to long-term positive outcomes.

Benefits to being mentored can include:

  • better education outcomes through improved school attendance

  • increased employment opportunities

  • an increase in confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and aspirations

  • improved social and interpersonal skills

  • better relationships with parents, the community and other family members

  • a greater feeling of connection and belonging

  • a reduced chance of getting into dodgy behaviour (such as violence, risk-taking and substance abuse).


Benefits to mentors can include:

  • an improved sense of achievement and satisfaction by providing opportunities that have a positive influence on a someone's life

  • insight into the lives of young people

  • an opportunity to build new positive relationships meet new people

  • developing new skills.

Safety in Mentoring

It is very important that the RCSS provides mentoring services that keep you safe and have confidence.   The orgnisation is complying with the following arrangements.

  1. A Blue card is an essential and mandatory requirement when working with children & the NDIS screening network for people with a disability.

  2. Mentor training package must be provided

  3. The constitution states that the organisation is providing services to the community through Youth and adult services.

Meeting the above, the RCSS is honoured to have received the whole training package for the volunteers to complete to be able to provide this service to the community. 

The training is on the website, however it is password protected, as this is for the registered mentors.  If you feel that you would like to be part of the RCSS Mentor service, please go on the website, press volunteer in the sub heading and complete your details.

Once you have provided your details and expression of interest, the RCSS will then provide the password to complete the whole mentor training package.


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