About the Role
Refugee Migrant Children Centre‘s empowers refugee and migrant children and youth to create their own opportunities. We tackle barriers that prevent engagement in education and the community by mentoring kids in our four focus areas: education, social identity, life skills, and mental health and wellbeing.
The RMCC journey started back in 2012 with a homework club and has evolved to us assisting over 600 kids across multiple programs, and by 2020 our goal is to reach over 2000 kids. We’re a different kind of charity, functioning outside of the status quo and value being fluid with the changing world around us. We love what we do – and we do it differently by not providing one solution for every child, we see each kid as unique and that means their potential will be tapped into uniquely too.
Our Sidekicks Program aims to provide academic and social support to refugee & migrant youth between the ages of 13-16 years, with the focus being on creating a positive environment where youth can engage in their education and build new connections with peers and mentors.
• Mentor youth between 13-16 years of age in a range of topics with an emphasis on the English language, conversational skills and literacy;
• Make personal connections with participants, with Sidekicks being just as much about having fun and being social;
• Being part of creating a supportive and judgement free environment;
• Share your knowledge and experiences about your university and work life to give insight into further education possibilities and pathways into employment;
• Build participants confidence;
• Help guide students through their homework when needed without doing the work for them;
• Building trusting relationships with youth and identifying when students require referrals to further support services.
Key Selection Criteria:
• Passionate about the mission of RMCC and wanting to create change for vulnerable refugee, asylum seeker and migrant youth aged 13-16 years;
• Fluent in written and spoken English;
• Self-motivated individual that can work both independently and in a team environment;
• Attend required training outside of Sidekicks sessions and monthly team meetings;
• Current Working with Children Check;
• Able to volunteer between 3.25 – 5.00pm on Thursdays at Sunshine College, for a minimum of 6 months, with carpooling from Sunshine train station available. We require a minimum 80% attendance over the period.
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Please quote in application: Volunteer Mentor – Sidekicks Senior via Pro Bono Australia.