Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a MENtor with Marcus Mission.

About Marcus Mission
Marcus Mission aims to reduce the risk of suicide for young men aged 18 to 44 years and offer mentoring to support and build the skills, knowledge, and connections of young men as well as their families, friends, and communities. 

Marcus Mission is currently seeking volunteer MENtors who will volunteer under the guidance of our Mentor Area Coordinators to:

General

  • Connect with Marcus Mentor participants
  • Meet regularly with Marcus Mentor participants
  • Develop a mutually cooperative, supportive relationship
  • Consider the safety of the participants and set clear boundaries including limits on confidentiality
  • Act as a role model and a guide
  • Be dependable and consistent
  • Help participants to set goals and work towards accomplishing them
  • Work within the guidelines and standards applicable to the volunteering role.
Administration
  • Keep a record of sessions with Marcus Mentor participants
  • Work closely and communicate with your Mentor Area Coordinator regarding activities
  • Regularly submit updates of records to the Mentor Area Coordinator.
Networking
  • Promote the program through word of mouth and networking
  • Build community presence by leaving pamphlets at appropriate locations (e.g. community centres, churches, etc).

MENtor roles are currently available in the following regions:
  • Bundaberg
  • Gold Coast
  • Hervey Bay
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Maryborough
  • South Burnett
  • Sunshine Coast.
The number of hours required will depend on the number of participants they mentor. MENtors also attend regular mentor meetings.
Marcus Mission is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people from various backgrounds and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally.  There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
  • Great education opportunities including the opportunity to develop your skills in the area of suicide prevention
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of people in our local community.
For more information on Marcus Mission and Wesley Mission Queensland please visit our website.
Security Checks
Because you will be spending time with vulnerable people, and to keep all volunteers, staff, participants and the general public safe, it is a requirement that all active Wesley Mission Queensland volunteers have a current security check on file at all times.   Wesley Mission Queensland will accept one of the following current (more than three months due to expire) security checks:

  • Federal Police Check
  • Volunteer Police Check
  • Working with People with Disabilities Yellow Card or Exemption Card
  • Working with Children Blue Card or Exemption Card.
If you do not have any of the above security checks and would like to apply for one through Wesley Mission Queensland we will arrange and cover the cost for a Federal Police Check to be completed at your induction for our screening purposes.  You will be required to supply 100 points of identification to complete this check. 

Being a not-for-profit organisation, if you would like to save Wesley Mission Queensland the cost of processing a Security Check for you, you can log onto Rapid Screening and complete a Volunteer Security Check online for $24.50.  This check is yours to use where and when required, however, if recruited as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland we will need a copy to verify on your behalf prior to commencement.   All money we save from you providing this check goes back into supporting Queenslanders in need.
What Happens Next
Before you consider becoming a Marcus Mission MENtor we ask that you read:

Once you have read these documents and you are confident you would like to become a volunteer, please complete this quick online registration outlining your details, availability, skills, and interests.  There is also an option to upload your resume. 

After we receive your application a Marcus Mission representative will contact you to discuss the position further.

If you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Other Information
  • Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information and collection statement.
  • Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any expression of interests that they deem unsuitable without notice.
Let's start...

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your date of birth?

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3. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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4. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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5. Are you currently in Australia on a visa?

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6. Are you applying to volunteer with us as part of one of the following programs?

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7. Do you have any of the following security checks?  
Checks must have a minimum of three months until expiry and presented at the initial orientation session.  If you do not have any of the current security checks we will organize and cover the cost of one for you if you are able to provide 100 points of identification. Alternatively, you can apply for a Volunteer Police Check online through Rapid Screening.

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8. Which region are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

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9. Initially, what time or times will you be available to volunteer?
There is flexibility with the hours required in this role.  If you are unsure what hours you will have available, please leave this question blank.

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10. Do you have any personal, professional or educational connections to suicide that you feel comfortable sharing?

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11. Do you have any other experience, qualifications or skills that you feel may assist you in this role?

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12. Please upload your resume here:

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13. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland volunteer, I agree to work within the terms and guidelines as outlined in the below declaration. 

I understand that as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to: 
  • Interact positively with clients, staff, volunteers, families and the general public. 
  • Understand and respect confidentiality and maintain professional boundaries. 
  • Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland's Code of Conduct. 
  • Undertake any training or competencies required in the position. 
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered to volunteer and notify my supervisor promptly if I am not able to attend my shift. 
  • Work within the philosophies, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland. 
  • Supply or complete the required security check prior to commencement and ensure a current security check is on file at all times while I am actively involved as a volunteer with the service. 
I have read, understood and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

Thank you for expressing your interest in the role of Marcus Mission MENtor.
We will be in touch with you soon to discuss the position further.

By pressing "SUBMIT" I declare that the information I have provided is correct.

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