Apply to become a mentor

Apply to become a mentor

Apply to be a LEAP Macquarie Mentor today!


Passionate about refugee issues?

Interested in working with young people from diverse backgrounds?

Want to be a role model? 

What is required to be a mentor? 

  • Of refugee or Pacific Islander background or willing to learn about their experiences
  • Available for a face-to-face group interview on 1, 2 or 3 February 2017
  • Available 4 hours per week throughout Semester 1
  • Able to participate in the University Experience Day on a Friday in May 2017
  • Available for compulsory online and face-to-face training (1 day) between 23-24 February 2017
  • Prepared to attend focus groups and feedback sessions

...then we want you! 

What is LEAP Macquarie Mentoring?

The program works with high school students of refugee and Pacific Islander backgrounds to develop their agency and awareness of university cultures and expectations in the Australian context.This is achieved through mentoring.

Being a LEAP mentor offers you amazing opportunities:

  • meet likeminded students and form new friendships
  • consolidate professional skills and qualities including communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills
  • be a part of an important initiative making a difference in the lives of young people
  • build your own motivation, confidence and curiosity by assisting others
  • broaden your perspectives and be an open minded global citizen

What do LEAP Mentors do?

As a LEAP Mentor, your role is to share your experiences and knowledge with high school students of refugee or Pacific Islander backgrounds, developing their understanding of school and university cultures in the Australian context. 

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of a LEAP mentor please refer to the LEAP Mentor Position Description

How does the program run?

The program runs over 10 weeks in semester 1 and comprises of:

  • In-School Mentoring Sessions – 1hr each week. Sessions are at fixed times, depending on the school you are allocated based on availability you provide us. LEAP Mentors are required to allow 4-5 hours per week for the program which includes pre/ post debrief and travelling to and from the high school, plus some preparation for the session if required.
  • University Experience Day 
    It brings high school students, their parents, teachers and principals from 9 partner schools on campus for a fun and engaging day of activities. During this day mentors will be actively involved, running campus tours for mentees.

How do I apply?

Applications close Sunday, 29 January 2017.

Please fill and submit the form below

Note: We will review applications as they arrive, and decisions will be made shortly after so please get your applications in early as places are limited.

Need more information?

See our website at, check out our Annual Reports or email

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