We take referrals for children between 7 and 17 years of age. Unfortunately, we don’t take children with complex needs, as our mentors are volunteers and not trained specialists. We look at each referral individually, if you are unsure please call us on 06 358 1204.
We would love to have the capacity and finances to match every young person. However, this is not the case (although we are always hopeful) and due to these limits, we are not able to guarantee that any young person will receive a mentor or how long it may take to make a match.
There are many variables around making a successful match and these all impact the time and likelihood of a match being made. In saying that – good things and the right mentor are worth waiting for! The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu team is continuously working to recruit, vet and train new mentor, in order to start new matches.
To request a referral form, please fill out the enquiry form below or call us on 06 358 1204.