The Graeme Dingle Foundation works with Aotearoa New Zealand’s tamariki and rangatahi at different life stages, working directly with schools and communities through our programmes. Established in 1995, we are proud to be a leading Child and Youth Development charity.
Our programmes are currently delivered to over 26,000 young people in 10 regions across Aotearoa New Zealand every year. Our vision is to ensure Aotearoa will be the best place in the world to be young.
Doing good is one thing. Being able to track the difference we make is another. Through extensive, ongoing research we know for a fact that Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes;
Improve attitudes and behaviour
Improve academic results
Help young people set and achieve their goals
Reduce truancy rates and at risk behaviours (eg substance abuse)
Help young people feel more positive about the future
Project K and He Ara Akong are for year 10 high school students from various backgrounds. Each programme has a wilderness adventure for the students followed by the mentorship phase, community projects and an optional challenge. Last years challenge was to raise money so that they could fly a plane. You can view the outcome here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUZi6TZPbc0&t=134s
Each programme is about showing our young people that they can overcome challenges, believe in themselves and to help them discover the next steps that they want to take in life.
Commitment to all workshop evenings (we understand when life gets in the way and if people can't make it we can make other arrangemnets to cover)
To complete the necessary paperwork, included police vetting forms.
Able to work with young people at their level without judgement.
Please feel free to contact me directly on my email if you would like to know more or are interested in attending our training days and becoming a mentor.
Two training days in March
Weekly meetups from April to November. Tuesday evening for Project K and Thursday evening for He Ara Akonga from 6pm to 8pm (Mentors will only work on one programme, not both)
One evening outing for fun with students.
Final Graduation from the programme in December
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Youth & Children
Applicants for this role are required to undergo Police vetting.
You can find out more about this process on the Police website:
working with young people.