Want to make a difference?


Are you over 21, female, a positive role model, able to commit 4-5 hours a month to an 8-month program and ready to change the life of a young woman in out of home care?  If so, please apply to be a Buddy in the My Life My Plan program. Please see the Registration section below.




  • Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and female
  • Must have a valid Working With Children Check and a National Police Check.
  • A volunteer must also complete the simple, yet thorough application process.

Remember, you don’t have to be brilliant, athletic, famous or rich – our young women need real people,  who want to have fun, be a positive role model, and most of all lend a listening ear and encouragement as a trusted adult.                                        


Benefits to mentors

  • an improved sense of achievement and satisfaction by providing opportunities that have a positive influence on a someone's life
  • insight into the lives of young people
  • an opportunity to build new positive relationships meet new people
  • developing new skills
  • great addition to your resume



  • Make a necessary minimum commitment of 8 months for the program to be a success
  • Meet for a minimum of four hours per month (eg. 1 hour per week) throughout the 8 month period. We understand you will have life commitments eg. exams or holidays that you will need to work around.
  • Complete our training program
  • Agree to and abide by our Behavioural expectations.




Register your interest in becoming a buddy.  Please download and complete the Registration form.  Please ensure that all sections are complete so we can assess your eligibility to be a Buddy in our program.  Please email the completed registration form to info@boh.org.au.  Please enter 'Registration Form' in the subject line.  We will assess your form and eligibility for our program and will notify you via email of the outcome.