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Become a Lead Tenant mentor

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The Lead Tenant program supports young people aged 16 to 18 years old to develop independent living skills while they transition from out-of-home care.

Lead Tenant Mentors are volunteers who provide a safe, stable, caring and supporting living environment for young people in a shared household. They role model pro-social behaviour and help young people prepare for fully independent living.

Become a live-in mentor

To become a live-in mentor, we’re looking for people:

  • be aged 21 years or older
  • from all backgrounds, preferably with experience working with young people
  • to assist young people aged 16 to 18 years old work towards independent living
  • to give young people opportunities to grow and succeed.

Mentor benefits

All live-in mentors will have access to a dedicated Berry Street worker. Other benefits include:

  • 24/7 support
  • training
  • free accommodation in the Lead Tenant house
  • support from a professional team.

Eligibility requirements

To become a live-in mentor, applicants will need to undergo an assessment process and have a current driver's licence, pass a Working with Children Check, National Police Check, and Disqualified Carer Check.

Contact us

Lead Tenant is run in 3 of our regions across Victoria.

For more information about becoming a live-in mentor, please contact your closest office: