Youth homelessness is at crisis point in Australia with more than 44,000 young people homeless across the country on any given night. Scope Global has partnered with Ladder, a not-for-profit organisation working to break the cycle of homelessness, to help change this statistic.
Returned Australian volunteers have a unique set of capacity building skills gained during their volunteer assignments. With appropriate support, these skills can be used to help young Australians experiencing homelessness to take control of their lives, transition to independence and achieve their potential.
The program gives returned volunteers a platform to transfer their knowledge and skills by mentoring a young Australian that has experienced homelessness.
What you need to succeed:
For a young person, a mentor who can share their skills and experience and provide a consistent and reliable source of friendship, support and guidance is proven to have a dramatically positive impact on their life and potential to succeed. A mentor relationship opens up opportunities to engage in new networks and communities and broadens a young person’s perspective.
With your support, your mentee will benefit from a broadened global mindset that will prepare and inspire them to achieve their goals.
Remember a community supported you throughout your volunteer assignment – now is your chance to help build a supportive community in Australia and provide assistance to young people who have experienced homelessness.
To support you to become an effective mentor, AVID and Ladder will provide you with two training sessions developed by a qualified Australian Mentoring Coach, plus further skill development throughout the program. This training and assistance will enable you to share your experience and knowledge more effectively.
It’s easy to apply. Complete the short application form. Find out more information about becoming a mentor by reading our How To Guide.
Please contact Rebecca Nield if you would like to have a discussion about the program on 08 8364 8555.