Business volunteers are essential in preparing our applicants at the pre-loan stage for success. Their assistance with the preparation of business plans and cashflow projections is crucial to helping us understand our client's business goals.
You will help by:
2-3 hours over a few weeks.
Thrive Mentors help our new refugee and asylum seeker business owners to overcome challenges and achieve goals. You'll be a positive sounding board and increase the likelihood of success and financial independence for refugee entrepreneurs.
You will help by:
Who we’re looking for:
Business professionals with local experience in any of the below areas:
This is a unique structured volunteer program for business professionals to match your existing skills with your passion for supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
In 2018, Thrive’s dedicated mentor volunteers supported 67 refugee entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in NSW and Victoria.
Here’s how you can become a Thrive Mentor:
1. Submit your application
2. Get on board
3. Complete some checks
4. Get started!
1-3 hours per month for 12 months.
Our office volunteers work on projects and administration activities, allowing us to increase our productivity and assist more refugees.
You will help by:
In office as agreed on by Thrive.
I have been helping Thrive for six months, once a week and mainly assisting applicants to prepare their business plans and cash flow statements. It’s a great experience to help refugees during this phase of their journey in Australia. I love to see them step up and start their own business. They are not just achieving success for their future but contributing to the community and providing employment for other individuals. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend this program to other volunteers. It’s a privilege to integrate skills and knowledge that we have to help others, and it’s a lot of fun.
It has been a true privilege and honour to assist one of Thrive’s applicants, Behnaz, on the journey to establish her own business. Working with Behnaz was a fantastic experience. We met on a number of occasions to discuss the details of her new venture and the information I gathered, allowed me to help her obtain the micro loan and pursue her business aspiration. This was also an occasion for me to learn more about her, her personal journey, and her passion for her work. As a volunteer I have completed a Business plan tailored to Behnaz’s business needs and area of expertise, which summarises the operational and financial objectives as well as the strategies to achieve them. The plan also includes financial projections which detail the forecasted performance (one to three years) and illustrates how the financing being sought will affect the business’s financial position. Volunteering for Thrive has been an absolutely enriching and fulfilling experience for me and I would definitively recommend it to anyone willing to help others and giving back to the community. By devoting your time and skills to this noble cause, you can truly make a difference and change a refugee’s life and people like Behnaz will change yours too.
We're interested in having you on board.
Simply fill in and submit the form below, or for more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a not-for-profit organisation with no government funding, Thrive is only able to help refugees and asylum seekers succeed and thrive through the generous support and contributions of our strategic partners, volunteers and private donors.
Your financial support can create lasting, positive change by helping them get on their feet, become financially stable and start businesses that contribute to both the Australian economy and our communities.
There are two ways you can donate:
Donations can be made at any Westpac branch or via internet banking, using the following account details:
Account Name: Thrive Refugee Enterprise Ltd
Account Number: 388 810
If you would like to get a receipt, please email your donation details to email@example.com, making sure to include your name, address, bank, the amount donated and the deposit reference.
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible, and greatly appreciated.