Challenge for Change Kāpiti recruits volunteer mentors each year to support young people aged 9 to 12 through our 12 month programme. The mentor role is to hang out with the young person each week doing various activities to role model behaviour, build confidence and resilience or just have some fun. After 12 months many of our mentors maintain an ongoing relationship with the young person. Our programme helps to build stronger families and a resilient community. We also use additional volunteers at our events for the young people and mentors. We are very grateful for the time and commitment all our volunteers put into Challenge for Change, without them our programme would not be such a success.
This story was entered as part of the Volunteer Kāpiti volunteer team story competition as part of National Volunteer Week.