Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a mentor with Vinnies Connect
The role of a mentoring volunteer is to offer guidance, encouragement and support to someone in reaching their goal.
The key commitment is to establish and develop a relationship with someone to improve their confidence, decision making capability and opportunity to participate in the community.
We request that you commit four hours per month for the period of one year. After that period you may wish to informally continue the relationship, but it is up to you.
It may be that you undertake activities with your mentee that are part of their goal. For example, if your mentee wants to improve their artistic capability you may wish to do art together or find a community class.
You will meet regularly for a face to face catch-up in a mutually agreeable location (such as a coffee shop, park or shopping centre) or regular telephone conversation.
Conducting the mentorship through telephone conversation is particularly relevant during a period of constraints on
the ability to physically meet up. It is also useful because it enables people to catch up who may live a
considerable distance apart.
When you sign up as a mentor for Vinnies Connect you will receive online training. We will also be there to
support you through the duration of your mentorship.
If there is anything more you need to know before completing the application please don’t hesitate to call us on
0402 834 567 or send us email by accessing the Contact Us section.
We will arrange to have an interview with you prior to joining the team. This discussion will either be online or face to face
Also, to be a mentor at St. Vincent de Paul Society you will also be required to provide some details for a
criminal history check. We will let you know when you can access this after we have completed an interview.
You will also be required to have a Working with Children Clearance. You can also get this underway in our Resources Page.