Youth Support Mentor

Volunteer in our Homework Club

LOCATION: Hume or Whittlesea
HOURS: 2-4 hours per fortnight, 6–12 month commitment

The ReSource Youth program matches skilled volunteers from the community with refugees and migrants seeking assistance in their education and career options.

The mentors provide support, guidance and encouragement, building relationships that help community members overcome cultural barriers, isolation, limited skills, and a lack of confidence and networks.

ReSource Youth Support Mentors induction will be held on Monday 19th January 2017, Thursday 20th April 2017 and Wednesday 12th July 2017.

Please note that the applications will be reviewed leading up to induction dates.

This is an opportunity for experienced and talented people to play a significant role in empowering community members from refugee, migrant backgrounds.  Mentors don't need to have specific mentoring experience; they just need to be willing to go on the journey with these community members.

In particular, we are seeking mentors who have trade or professional experience in the following industries - HR, IT, engineering, retail, hospitality, sport and recreation, health and community services, but please check as we have participants interested in different careers.

The commitment from mentors is flexible, approximately 24 hours per fortnight for 612 months. Mentors will then be matched with a community member or group from the Hume and Whittlesea region. (You will need to be willing to travel to these regions to meet your mentee.)

For more information, please view the Youth Support Mentor - ReSource Youth Program position description (PDF, 166KB) or phone (03) 9422 5650.

Please feel free to pass this onto any other people in Melbourne who you think might be interested in becoming a mentor and who are willing to travel to Hume or Whittlesea or live nearby.

Screening Questionnaire

Applicants are required to complete the screening questionnaire 

Before you apply

  • read the position description
  • read the what to expect section of our website that outlines what to expect when you volunteer; your rights and responsibilities; and what's involved in a formal application.

How to apply

  • applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire
  • applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
  • email written applications to: volunteer(at)bsl.org.au.

 Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at)bsl.org.au or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.

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