- Location: Acton ACT
- Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
- 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
- Mediation & Advocacy
- Tutoring & Coaching
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.
- Working with Children Check *
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 via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
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.
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 (ie getting them ready for the world of work by sharing your experiences). 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. You'll also get the chance to meet and network with other mentors online.