Volunteer Mentors Needed

Posted by Ingunn Goodman
3rd May 2017

The City East Mentor Program is meeting an unmet need that supports the integration of skilled migrants and refugees into the workforce, enables them to have career continuity and fosters social connectedness and wellbeing.  

The Program matches skilled migrants and refugees with volunteer mentors who use their knowledge and experience of the Australian workplace to support and empower mentees in their search for work in their profession.  By being matched with a professional mentor, participants feel empowered and supported. The mentor can introduce both social and professional networks which otherwise would not be available to them and provide invaluable assistance during a challenging transition period.

The mentoring commitment is for 6 months with contact once per week or fortnight.  Mentoring sessions are according to need and could include sharing information and assistance with resume or cover letter; interview skills; professional networks; main employers and recruiters;  Australian workplace culture. This provides invaluable support to the mentee and assists their transition into work and life in Australia.  The program is designed to be mutually beneficial to both mentees and mentors.

If you would like more information about participating in the City East Mentor Program, please contact Margaret Teed Tel: 9387 7400 Email: margarett@cityeastcc.com.au