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 Auburn, Granville and Bankstown 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.