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Kaleidoscope Mentor Program Volunteer

Apply now Role no: 499666
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Perth

  • you have worked for at least two years in your field/profession/industry in Australia
  • you can commit to a minimum of 24 hours of your time over three months for mentoring

The program

Kaleidoscope Mentor Program Mentor is a professional who provides support, industry related guidance and advice to a skilled migrant to help them build professional networks, increase their knowledge of recruitment practices and have a better understanding of their profession locally to secure well-matched employment. It is not the responsibility of the mentor to find their mentee.

The opportunity

To participate as a mentor you must:

  • have worked for at least two years in your field/profession/industry in Australia
  • commit to a minimum of 24 hours of your time over three months for mentoring (18 hours of mentoring + 2 hour Mentor induction and training session, and attend the end of cycle events)
  • want to share your industry knowledge and contacts with others
  • be thinking about your professional legacy and what you will contribute toward your organisation and the people who work with you

The impact

As a mentor in our Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program (KMP), you have the opportunity to:

  • Share your knowledge about your industry/profession based on your own experiences
  • Help a newcomer in your field put their skills and experience to work for a Western Australian business or company
  • Motivate and support a skilled newcomer professional to realise their full potential in Australia.

In return, you will benefit from:

  • Developing your own mentoring, communication and leadership skills
  • Enhancing your cross-cultural competence by working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Improving your understanding of the issues and barriers experienced by newcomers in Australia
  • Connecting yourself to an untapped migrant resource.

Further Information

To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description  Volunteer Role Description Kaleidoscope Mentor Volunteer.pdf or contact Kerriann Larsen on kelarsen@redcross.org.au .

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

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  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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