Mentor for Young People

Do you have a heart to see young people thrive and find confidence within themselves?
Do you want to have a positive impact on a young person just by simply hanging out and having fun?

At Upside, we are passionate about Rangatahi finding brightness in their world, developing resilience, and knowing that someone always has their back.

We support young people aged 9-13 across Auckland who have been referred to us by schools who believe a positive role model is just the thing this young person needs! As an Upside mentor, you will journey alongside a young person for a couple of hours a week for at least 12 months.

We are always on the lookout for amazing people like you who are eager to see change amongst young people and are willing to go above and beyond to see their lives transformed.

If you have 2 hours spare in your week, and want to commit that to bringing brightness into a young persons world, one hangout at a time, we would love to kōrero!

Join the Upside whānau, and join us on the journey of bringing hope and belonging to the young people of Aotearoa.


We do require Upside mentors to have a full drivers licence and vehicle, and must be willing to undergo a police check.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

As an Upside mentor, you'll commit to meeting with your young person for just 2 hours each week for 12 months. This consistent support and guidance provide a stable foundation for these young individuals, who greatly benefit from having a mentor showing up each week and present in their lives.

We understand the importance of support and guidance for our mentors as well. Upside provides training, a dedicated Mentoring Coordinator for ongoing support ensuring you have the tools and resources needed to thrive in your role, and quarterly ‘Fuel Up’ evenings to upskill you along the journey of your mentoring role. We believe that together, we can create a safe and nurturing environment for these young people to thrive.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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