What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is an amazing way to support and share insights from your own personal experiences. Through the Butterflies programme the mentor is required to provide assistance, encouragement and inspiration to the younger girls within group sessions, like a ‘Big Sister’. For whatever reasons, some girls might not otherwise benefit from this type of support.
Join our growing pool of Casual Mentors…
- Have fun
- Achieve personal growth
- Discover more about yourself
- Improve your self-esteem
- Make a difference to others
- Enhance your relationships with other girls
Throughout the Butterflies Programme there are topics that benefit from the input, insights and wisdom of several older peers who have already had these experiences.
Starting My Period – two or more Mentors share their varied experiences of their Menarche (First Period) along with their experiences of subsequent periods, symptoms and relief.
Other topics may include: Body Image, Mental Health, Identity, and much more.
If you register to become a Casual Mentor, a facilitator will notify you of the time and date of a session in your area that requires additional Mentors. You will be given a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice with the opportunity to examine the subject matter and confirm your attendance. Casual Mentoring is a great way for young people to participate in the Butterflies Programme but only commit to a session at a time.
As a Casual Mentor you will be invited to:
- Mentor Chat – a supervised Monthly Online Video Chat where all mentors are free to log in, share their experiences of the programme and support one another. This is a great way to meet the other Mentors within the Butterflies Community, make new friends, and arrange independent social events.
- Social Events – which take place several times a year and a great way to meet girls throughout the Butterflies Community.
- Fundraiser Events – participate in Fun Day events.
- Gain access to the Butterflies Girls’ Zone section of the website.
How old do I have to be to become a Casual Mentor?
- 12 years – 14 years old to mentor in a Junior Butterflies group
- 14 years – 16 years old to mentor in a Senior Butterflies group
All Mentors both Casual and Fixed Term must attend an Induction Session where you and your parent/s or Guardian/s will meet the team and learn more about the programme.
If you are interested in becoming a Casual Mentor, please click here: I would like to become a Casual Mentor