Ramp is a joint project between Whitelion Youth and The Reach Foundation, funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria (DFFH) that aims to support young people in Out of Home Care in the Eastern Region to overcome social disengagement and foster a positive sense of self.
Ramp uses mentoring, experiential workshops, camps, and creative engagement strategies to work with young people, to help them experience community connectedness, self-worth and meaningful, long-lasting relationships.
Ramp operates in the Eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne, Victoria.
Community Integration Program (VIC)
Through the Community Integration program, volunteers support and guide young people who are living in residential care to connect with local sports clubs, dance classes, art clubs and more. These important social connections help a young person to be a part of their community, reduces isolation and disconnection, and increases social skills and confidence.
The program runs in the Northern, Western and Southern Metropolitan regions in Melbourne, and also in Gippsland, Victoria.
Community for Youth Mental Health (C4Y) Program (VIC)
The C4Y program assists young people who are connecting with headspace Melton, and need support with their interests, goals and social connections. This is a 6-month pilot program with a possibility of extension.
As a C4Y volunteer Mentor, you provide one-on-one consistent, regular and positive role model support and guidance, ensuring that the young person is able to access and pursue positive interests, hobbies or activities within their community.
The C4Y program operates in the Melton area in Victoria.
Community Connections (VIC)
Community Connections supports young people in out-of-home care with local opportunities that support their interests, goals and hobbies.
Through the program, young people can join outings and activities to help them connect with their community.
To help them achieve their personal and professional goals, young people are connected to job and education opportunities. They can also be matched with volunteer mentors from the community.
The Community Connections program runs in the Northern, Western and Eastern Melbourne metropolitan regions, as well as in the Gippsland area.
Break Through Mentoring (NSW)
The aim of the program is to help young people overcome barriers and improve their skills, knowledge base and confidence so they can find employment and then sustain it.
You will participate in a total of 14 x 1 hour structured mentoring sessions (10 weekly & 4 fortnightly) with the option of continuing contact with the young person indefinitely after the program ends.
The Break Through program operates in South-West Sydney (Campbelltown).
Chatterbox Street Outreach Program (SA)
The Chatterbox program uses a modified bus as a mobile support base for young people who are doing it tough. The bus is stocked with food, clothing, health supplies and other crisis supports. Staff and volunteers offer young people a friendly non-judgmental place to talk and provide links to needed services.
The program runs in the Marion and Onkaparinga (Christie's Beach) areas.
Mentoring Unlimited Program (WA)
Mentoring Unlimited is Whitelion Youth WA's first mentoring program, designed for at risk young people to receive care and support from their mentors.
As a volunteer Mentor for the program, you will provide guidance and support to a young person who is at risk. You will spend dedicated time each month connecting, with a focus on developing the young persons skills, connecting into community activities and events, and receiving general support and guidance to help achieve their goals.
The program runs in the northern metropolitan region of Perth (Ballajura and surrounds).