CRSI, along with a number of key partners, is launching a Group Mentor Program and we are looking for mentor groups to join us on this journey as the trailblazers for a new era of community sponsorship in Australia.
This small program will pair up to 12 local community groups from across Australia with refugees already in Australia who would benefit from receiving practical support right now.
Mentor groups would:
- help us test and refine a comprehensive sponsor training package which has been developed by Canadian experts and others at the forefront of programs in the United Kingdom, Ireland and elsewhere
- assist a refugee individual or family in a variety of ways which may include help with orientation in your local community, help finding work, assistance with education and homework or addressing other specific needs, with access to back-up advice from a settlement agency
- allow us to follow your progress in supporting a refugee individual or family over a six month period, so that we can highlight the triumphs and also understand and cater for the likely challenges that a future sponsorship program might face.
If you are interested in sponsoring refugees to your local community, we hope you will consider this opportunity.
Watch the Group Mentorship Program Information Session below: