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PATH 4 LIFE | For Mentors

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Empowering Pathfinders to reach their full potential

Mentor Applications for 2024 are currently closed.


If you would still like to express your interest in becoming a PATH 4 LIFE Mentor next year, please complete the Mentor Expression of Interest Form. We will let you know our training dates once they are scheduled (unlikely to be until late 2024).


You must be 25 years+ and able to commit to volunteering for 12 months.



If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Naomi Swart (PATH 4 LIFE Program Facilitator)

Why become a Mentor?

Being a PATH 4 LIFE Mentor is a meaningful and inspiring role. As a Mentor you will have the opportunity encourage others to discover their self-worth and achieve their goals.  Our Mentors provide life-changing support to Pathfinders who may be deliberating over the risks verses the rewards of leaving, are transitioning, or have recently left their ultra-Orthodox / Orthodox community.

PATH 4 LIFE offers three types of Mentors for Pathfinders:


As a Buddy Mentor you will have the special opportunity to share your lived experience and use your personal knowledge to help Pathfinders develop greater confidence and important life skills.

As a Professional Mentor you will be in a unique position to draw upon your professional skills and knowledge to empower Pathfinders to fulfil their professional aspirations and life goals. 

As a Life Skills Mentors you will be able guide individual Pathfinders to reach their full potential in life, inspiring your Mentee with greater confidence.

You will receive professional training from Pathways Melbourne and the opportunity to enhance your interpersonal skills.

Supporting a Pathfinder through their journey of discovery is a unique experience that you will find personally enriching.

What is required?

Minimum 25 years of age+

Attend three training sessions


Commit to a 12-month period as a volunteer


Arrange fortnightly Catch Ups with your allocated Pathfinder Mentee

Complete regular Post Catch Up forms and participate in reviews of the program




Please complete your application form.

At the next intake, you will be invited for a Mentors interview with Pathways Melbourne.


Successful applicants will be asked to provide:
- Working with Children Check
- Police Check
- CV
- Character and a professional references


You'll then be matched with a Pathfinder Mentee as the need arises.

Individual professional supervision will be available to all Mentors.

What is the process?

Pathways does not aim to sway anyone away from orthodoxy or religious affiliation.


Pathways is not affiliated with any religious institutions.

Shomer Shabbat and kosher catered.

PATH 4 LIFE | Mentor Program is specifically supported by the Community Bank Caulfield Park (Bendigo Bank). Thank you.

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