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Help young people successfully navigate life after school.
Before you get to the rewarding part of mentoring young women for their future, there are just a few administrative steps. As a MyRoad volunteer mentor, you must be over 18 years old and reside in Australia. You'll need to be currently in employment and willing to obtain a Working with Children Check in the state or territory in which you live, as well as undergo 2 hours of online training.
You'll need a computer with webcam and microphone (full tech support and training will be provided). You'll also need to be good with computers and have excellent verbal communication skills.
be talking to young women in small groups of 3 to 5, usually in a school
setting, around structured modules to do with work-readiness (ie getting them
ready for the world of work by sharing your experiences). Topics include:
workplace relationships, resilience and teamwork.
also share with students a series of module support videos showcasing different
jobs and careers.
can be based anywhere in Australia and may be mentoring students on the other
side of the country. All mentoring is done online via videoconference from your
desk. Male and female mentors welcome. You'll also get the chance to meet and network with other mentors online.
If you don't already have one, you'll need to pay for a Working with Children Check or equivalent. Cost is $0 to $18. Beacon will advise how to apply.
Computer with camera and microphone (essential). Recommended: Headphones and wired internet rather than WIFI. Good internet connection a must.
* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.
3 hours of online training and preparation + 2 hours for each online mentoring session (volunteers can choose to do one mentoring session or many - each 2 hour session is a "stand alone" session with no ongoing time commitment). All mentoring is done within school / business hours Monday to Friday.
Full training and tech support is provided, along with access to short online training modules on facilitating workshops and supporting young people that are great for your professional development.