Through our Working Together Employment Support projects, COTA Victoria is matching mentors with people aged 50+ who need support to return to the paid workforce. The projects are running in Bendigo and across Melbourne’s north and western suburbs through to December 2022.
Still seeking mentors
We’re still on the lookout for volunteer mentors with professional work and life skills to support people on their employment journey. Mentoring sessions take place at a time and place that works for both mentor and mentee, over a period of six months.
We’ve just kicked off our third mentor training series, held online via Zoom. After training, mentors are matched with a mentee at a fun professional speed networking event. The next event, in Broadmeadows, is coming up soon, on 18 June.
Express your interest by visiting our Employment Support page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (03) 9655 2122.
‘I was concerned I wouldn’t have enough knowledge to be a mentor, but today’s session helped me consolidate my lived experiences, grow in confidence and know there is a mentor tribe of diversity and experience that will support me. I feel excited about the next steps.’
‘I am really impressed with the amount of experience of all the mentors on the program and how we can leverage this experience as a group to improve outcomes for mentees.’
‘I feel like I hit the jackpot with my mentor – she is incredibly supportive.’
‘Since having a mentor… I feel like a kid in the lolly shop: all I see now are opportunities.’