Become a Big Sister Volunteer Mentor
Becoming a SISTER2sister volunteer mentor is a life changing opportunity for personal growth, mentoring skills and a fantastic contribution to the community.
Please note that our SISTER2sister program is only currently operating in Greater Sydney, NSW. Intake occurs once a year in early February. Applications for both Big Sister mentors and Little Sister mentees for the 2019 Sydney SISTER2sister program are currently open and can be submitted at any time.
Each of the girls in the SISTER2sister mentoring program is assigned a Big Sister volunteer mentor as a positive female role model to provide support, guidance and advice throughout the program. Big Sister mentors attend comprehensive training which equips them with the skills and information to ensure they can handle issues which may arise.
The formal program commences in April with a three day Butterfly Bootcamp, where the Little Sisters meet their Big Sister mentors and attend various workshops focusing on core underlying issues such as self-esteem, resilience, anxiety, anger management, trauma and health. The program continues from April to November with monthly life-skills workshops and Life Changing Experiences to provide rewarding and unforgettable experiences to boost the girls’ confidence and self-esteem. Volunteer Mentors and Little Sisters are supported throughout the year by highly professional and experienced team leaders, counselors and trauma specialists.
Big Sister Volunteer Mentor Criteria
- Be a female over 25 years of age
- Be motivated and dedicated
- Commit to the program for the full 8 month period
- Have a strong desire to help those who are less fortunate
- Undergo mandatory child protection screening
- Attend a compulsory three day mentoring training program
- Attend a Big Sister mentoring meeting once a month
- Attend all outings held once a month
- Attend all 3 days of the Butterfly Bootcamp
- Be ready for a life changing experience
Read more about the Big Sister Volunteer Position Description here
How do I apply to become a Big Sister Volunteer Mentor?
Complete our online application. Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
The above form can be downloaded and completed offline here.
Or, register your interest in attending a Big Sister Volunteer Mentor information session for more information.