ID: 70722

Refugee Student Mentor - Western Suburbs - # 70722

Migrant Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Blacktown NSW, Pendle Hill NSW

About this opportunity

Mentor and provide additional academic support for students from a refugee/asylum seeker background at primary and secondary schools is sought. Be able to nurture student's well-being and help build self- esteem. Participate in training and commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week in a school, during school terms for one year to provide continuity for the students. We require volunteers in the Blacktown and Pendle Hill areas.

Desirable skills: -

  • Have an interest in refugee issues and needs.
  • The ability to treat vulnerable people with respect.
  • Active listening skills and patience, especially facilitating student learning
  • Willingness to work in a classroom environment under teach guidance and direction

A Working With Children Check will be required.

If you are successful in your application to be a Mercy Connect volunteer and approval has been given for volunteering to begin at a school, for your protection we ask you before you enter any school campus to confirm the COVID safety protocols for the school.

Benefits: This is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of students from a refugee/asylum seeker background and support their educational transition. Meet other volunteers professionally on a regular basis. This opportunity would suit retired teachers and others with experience in education.

Additional requirements

Working with Children Check *.

Suited for retired teachers or others with experience in an educational background.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

3 - 6 hours flexible per week during school terms

Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Tutoring & Coaching

3 x 2 hour zoom training workshops will be held over consecutive Mondays