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Become a Mentor

Want to make a difference in a young person’s life? All while kicking a ball around, cracking jokes, and providing Pillars young people with quality time, experiences, and opportunities outside of their horizons.


Join our team of mentors across Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Ōtautahi (Christchurch)

Without intervention, children of people in prison are 9.5 times more likely to end up in prison themselves. Our mentoring programme is committed to lowering this statistic. Our mentors not only change children’s lives, but they change their own. They act as an aunty, uncle, big brother or big sister figure who are the joke tellers, adventurers, trusted, askable adults these children often don’t have.

“Mentoring is the highlight of my week; I get so much out of it. Seeing my mentee grow has been amazing. Watching her develop her personality and expressing who she is. Being a stable person in a child’s life is so rewarding”

– Pillars Mentor


How do I become a Mentor?

Our mentors see our mentees once a fortnight for minimum of a year. Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou also puts on multiple mentoring events throughout the year, where you can meet other mentors and the children meet other young people just like them. You will also attend monthly supervisions with other mentors, receiving support, education and advice throughout your mentoring journey.

  1. Attend one of our information evenings – you will hear more about how our mentoring programme works. These occur once a month. Register Here

  2. Our Mentoring Coordinators will give you an application once you have attended our information session.

  3. Our team will get in touch to organise an interview at your home, to get to know you better. 

  4. We will korero with your references and complete a police check.

  5. You will then attend an induction training.

  6. We will go with you to meet your mentee and their whānau.

Book an Information Evening

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