- Location: Across: New South Wales NSW, Western Australia WA, South Australia SA, Queensland QLD, Tasmania TAS, Northern Territory NT, Australian Capital Territory ACT, Victoria VIC
- Commitment: One off - a few hours
- Category: Mentoring & Advocacy
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.
- Online & Remote Volunteers
- Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching
Full training and tech support is provided, along with access to short online training modules on facilitating workshops and supporting young people.
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.
- Working with Children Check *
Computer with camera and microphone (essential). Recommended: Headphones and wired internet rather than WIFI
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
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 willing to obtain a Working with Children Check in the state and territory in which you live, and to 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 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. Topics include: workplace relationships, resilience and teamwork.
You'll also share with students a series of module support videos showcasing different jobs and careers.
You 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.