Become an In2science mentor
In2science is an innovative and proven multi-university program that places volunteer science, maths, engineering and health students as 'peer mentors' in year 8 and 9 science and maths classes. Sharing the passion that led you to university can inspire the next generation.
Gain skills while motivating others
In2science mentors visit a science/maths class once a week over 10 weeks, helping students with their work and sharing their experiences of studying at university. By becoming an In2science mentor, you can inspire secondary students while gaining:
- communication and interpersonal skills
- leadership experience
- exposure to a classroom environment from a new perspective
- recognition of volunteering through the La Trobe Volunteering Award program
- satisfaction that you are making a difference in the community.
In2science mentors are paired with one class and visit the school for one period/session once a week for a 10 week placement period throughout the university semester. The time each mentor spends in the school varies from placement to placement, as some may be a single (50-70 minutes) or double (1.5 hours) period.
All new In2science mentors must attend a pre-placement training session, usually held prior to the commencement of the university semester, as well as a mid-placement training session. These training sessions will give you to skills to make the most impact in your placement and to share your experiences with other mentors.
Prior to commencing, In2science mentors must complete a Working With Children Check application or update their existing Working With Children Check with In2science's details.
Who can become an In2science mentor?
To become an In2science mentor, you must:
- be enrolled in a course through the College of Science, Health and Engineering
- have completed at least one year of study at university
In2science partners with secondary schools in Melbourne and Bendigo.
Find out more and apply
Learn more about the In2science program and apply to become a mentor at www.in2science.org.au.