Empowered for Employment

Women who have experienced family and domestic violence face considerable challenges, even after they’ve left their relationship.

This includes increased health issues, financial instability and the looming threat of homelessness. In fact, an average of over 80,500 Australian women a year are assisted by specialist homelessness agencies due to family and domestic violence issues.

You can support women who have experienced family domestic violence by becoming a Mentor in our Empowered for Employment program. Assist us in preparing women to enter or re-enter the workforce, increasing their confidence and supporting their financial stability.

The application process involves:

  1. Completing the below expression of interest

  2. Attending an interview (face-to-face or telephone)

  3. Completing an application form

  4. Two professional reference checks

  5. A National Police Clearance

  6. Attendance at an Orientation session

As you can appreciate, there are vulnerable participants in this program and we owe both yourself and the participants a duty of care to ensure quality matches take place. If you choose to proceed with this expression of interest, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch soon.

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    Eligibility for the Empowered for Employment Program

    Empowered for Employment is a structured mentoring program and has some specific expectations aimed at ensuring successful outcomes for both the mentor and mentee.

    Do you have some understanding of issues faced by women who have experienced family and domestic violence or willingness to engage with information to gain an understanding?

    Do you have the capacity to provide face-to-face mentoring on a regular basis, supported by a mix of touch points including phone and email for up to three months?

    Do you have an extensive current or recent workforce experience?

    Are you over 18 years old and eligible to live and work in Australia?

    If you have not answered yes to all of the above boxes you may not be suitable for the Empowered for Employment program. However, if you are interested in volunteering with United Way WA in another capacity please continue filling this form.

    Additional Information

    What attracted you to become a volunteer mentor?

    What are you hoping to gain through mentoring?

    What skills, experience and/or hobbies do you have which may contribute to your volunteering?

    What do you hope your mentee gains from the mentoring experience with you?

    How did you hear about this volunteer mentor opportunity?

    Do you consent to receiving Marketing Communications from United Way WA?

    Submit Expression of Interest

    Thank you for taking the time to apply to be a volunteer mentor. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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