Position- Employment Mentor Mentors are individuals that ease the transition to self-sufficiency by establishing a relationship with a refugee. A mentor’s goal is to assist a refugee in reaching self-sufficiency as quickly as possible through one-on-one guidance, advocacy, and individualized support. Through weekly visits, employment mentors will support refugees in realizing both short-term and long-term professional goals.
Duties/Expectations- Provide job readiness/pre-employment training (Demonstrate professional etiquette, conduct mock interviews, discuss workplace culture) Closely assist with the employment process (Build a résumé, job search, fill out job applications) Provide professional insight as it pertains to a particular job sector (Certification and training, general advancement opportunities) Coach and encourage mentee through potential challenges and setbacks Communicate with RST staff regularly to report progress and submit timesheets Commit to your mentee for the entire duration of your service term Participate in fun activities with your mentee such as attending local events, coffee meetups, or exploring Houston together
Time Commitment- We ask that our volunteers commit to a duration of at least 3 months. Mentors and mentees should establish a more detailed schedule at their first meeting. Mentors must also attend a one-time volunteer orientation and submit to a background check.
Benefits- Gain insight into the refugee experience Build cross-cultural understanding Create lasting friendships
How to Apply/Contact Information- To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Mentor Volunteer". For more information, please give us a call at 713-644-6224.
Please note that due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities, including mentoring, are currently virtual. We are using platforms, such as Zoom, JoinMe, and Skype, for client interaction.
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Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced people and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.
The five RST offices throughout Texas provide resettlement services and programs designed for the local communities we serve. Working in partnership with faith-based communities, businesses, and volunteers, we provide our clients with resources, referrals, education, and guidance to ensure their success in leading self-sufficient lives in Texas.