Volunteer Mentors Required

Volunteer mentors are required for SA-YES’ Transition to Independent Living (TIL) programme. TIL is a programme for young people aged 16-25, all of whom have lived in children’s homes and are either preparing to leave and live independently or they have recently transitioned to independent living.

Mentors will receive training and support throughout their 12 month commitment and will receive a great feeling of satisfaction as they see the impact their consistent support has on a young person who desperately needs it.

This one-to-one relationship is often the first positive relationship the young person will have with an adult.

Primarily you will be a friend. Once that has been established you will offer guidance and support on how to live a sustainable, fulfilled life away from peer pressure, drugs and crime – what many of the young people in the TIL programme face when they leave care.

If you are interested in learning more about mentoring with SA-YES, please contact Michelle Potter on 021 788 3807 / 076 771 9011 or by email michelle@sa-yes.com.

Mentor Profile

• Independent
• Aged 26 or above
• Trustworthy
• Consistent
• Youth focused
• Empathetic
• Open minded
• Respectful
• Tolerant
• Resilient
• Good listeners
• Must have access to email

Posted in Cape Town, News
2 comments on “Volunteer Mentors Required
  1. Anée Kruger says:

    Please send me information regarding the mentorship programs.

  2. Xolisa Gabavana says:

    I’d love to get involved in the Volunteer Mentor Programme but in never lived in a home,what can I do?

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