Would you like to be a positive role model and support young people to build independent living skills and transition to independent living?
- Are you compassionate and interested in making a real difference in young people’s lives?
- Would you like to receive free accommodation?
- Easily combine this volunteer live-in role with your work or study commitments.
- Western and Northern suburbs locations
Overview of the Program
COMPASS is a leaving care initiative between Anglicare Victoria and Vincent Care and is Australia’s largest Social Impact Bond. COMPASS will help young people successfully transition from Out of Home Care and set them on a positive path to independence. The COMPASS Model
Through the COMPASS program, young people have the opportunity to live in a property with a mentor. The Live-In Mentor’s role is to provide direction, encouragement and support for the young people aged 18-20 years.
Live-In Mentors are required to act as positive role models and assist the young people in the house to develop independent living skills. They are expected to demonstrate a positive and balanced lifestyle and be engaged in some form of employment, study or training. They are also required to participate equally in domestic chores and duties and to ensure that any conflicts arising within the household are dealt with in a positive and productive manner.
Live-In Mentors are not paid workers but volunteers. They are required to equally contribute to utility expenses, however are not required to pay rent. Live-In Mentors receive an honorarium payment of $70 per week.