Are you good at understanding young people and would like to give your time to a game changing program?
Project Ready is always on the lookout for volunteers who have a passion for helping young people discover their self-worth, develop life and job skills and form career pathways.
Are you 18 years or older, hold a current Working With Children Card and willing to commit to half a day per week for at least two terms? Project Ready also welcomes adult student work placement applicants from courses such as youth work, community services, mental health and psychology.
Read the volunteer mentor position description for more information.
Project Ready students often require additional support and direction to help them re-engage with their education and prepare for the future. A mentor’s role is to support the program facilitator and assist students with literacy, wellbeing, life coaching and career planning.
Project Ready groups are usually comprised of between 15 and 20 students who are mostly in years 10-12. These students are at the beginning of their vocational pathway, and at the stage when crucial decision making about their futures takes place. If you can remember what it was like to be 15, we’d love to hear from you!
Project Ready is big on ‘groupness’. Our mentors play a huge role in helping students feel part of a team, safe, connected and valued without fear of punishment, judgement or belittlement.
To find our more about how we run things in Project Ready, click on the Project Ready Relational Pedagogy flyer.
Project Ready is generally run outside the school in a venue such as a community house. This can help simulate an adult working environment and support community and industry involvement.
Project Ready spans the entire school year. Sessions run one day per week from about 9:00am – 3:00pm.
We ask that mentors and students on placement commit to a minimum of two terms.
Mentors and students on placement have access to a range of funded professional development opportunities including group work facilitation training, trauma informed education training and peer-to-peer support sessions.
You need to be 18+ years of age, hold a current Working With Children Card, love working with teenagers and be prepapred to commit to a group for at least two terms.
Mentors and students on placement are insured by the LLEN for all Project Ready activities. They are covered by public liability insurance to the value of $20 million provided by VMIA. Here is a link to the policy:
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would just like to find out more about the program, please contact the Project Ready team.
Read the position description to find out more about the role.