Mentor/Coach for a Refugee
WHEAT Mentor Support Trust
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Tigrayan Refugees Integration ProjectThere are a variety of tasks for volunteers to do. We have listed some of them below. These tasks will be shared by the volunteers and we are happy to discuss which suit your skills and availability. § Research and explore career option for the mentee§ Discuss the mentee’s career aspirations and options§ Encourage discussion about the mentee’s ambitions and hopes in the future§ Assist in identifying skills, abilities and qualities § Help device an action plan, monitor and review progress against the targets that have been agreed between the mentor and the mentee§ Help build confidence and assist in addressing weaknesses§ Offer information about graduate recruitment schemes§ Assist in arranging and shadowing opportunities§ Provide advice about job applications and compiling a CV and provide opportunities to develop their interview skills§ Give an insight into a particular area of employment/sector§ provide opportunities for the mentee to develop and learn new skillsThe asylum seeker is required to obtain immigration status to gain access to further/higher education and employment.
Evaluating & Reviewing, Good IT Skills, Language Skills, Managing People, Negotiating, Organising & Planning, Research
Active listening, planning skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, understanding other cultures, recording,
• Improve communication and personal skills
• Develop leadership and management qualities
• Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
• Increase your confidence and motivation
• Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers and the community at large
• Enhance your CV
• Increase your social circle
• Gain recognition for your skills and experience
• Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
• Gain a good will from your mentee
Further location details may be provided below.
Dr Hailu Hagos
Community African Network (CAN), Halkevi Community Centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane, London
Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction over ground are the nearest train stations. Buses, 242, 30, 38 stop on Dalston Lane E8 3DF
The mentor support will be provided mostly virtually
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Refugees and Asylum Seekers
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.