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our mentors

RMCC’S SUPERSTAR SIDEKICKS

Like Batman and Robin, or Han Solo and Chewbacca, we all benefit from having an ally by our side to lend a helping hand, and cheer us on when we succeed.

This is the important role our volunteer mentors play. Once a week they transform into the trusty sidekicks of our RMCC kids. They provide educational assistance, help run life skills workshops, and act as a friend and positive role model.

Their energy, encouragement and loyalty are why RMCC kids love our programs.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF BEING A MENTOR?

TO THE KIDS I THINK WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IS HAVING THAT SOCIAL NETWORK AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE CHALLENGES THEY’RE FACING.

Sabrina
Sidekicks Senior mentor

A memorable moment was when a student felt enough trust in me to talk about a struggle they were having at school. When you’re someone a person can go to for help it’s a really special feeling.

Antonia
Sidekicks Junior mentor

Interested in becoming a mentor?

Who can become a mentor?

Anyone with these skills!

  • Fluent English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A motivated self-starter
  • Passionate about supporting children and youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds

What commitment does it involve?

  • Volunteering between 2pm and 5pm on your chosen program day for a minimum period of two school terms (six months)
  • Attending a one-hour team meeting every two months, outside of program hours
  • Current volunteer Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain one
  • Current National Police Check, or willingness to obtain one

What’s in it for me?

  • In-house training provided by RMCC
  • Access to professional and personal development webinars provided by IAG
  • A formal reference following the successful completion of the volunteering program
  • The satisfaction of making a profound difference in the lives of children, and helping them thrive in their new life

How would you describe being a mentor, in one word?

We’ll let our mentors tell you themselves!

Click here to learn if we’re currently recruiting volunteer mentors.

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