Mentor Program

'Working as a BFS Mentor for G.O.A.'L has been a very challenging and also rewarding experience. Having worked with such committed staff and volunteers is the reason we can help so many adoptees and keep G.O.A.'L running.' - Devin Walker (BFS Mentor)
 

Since the beginning of the Mentor Program in 2006, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and G.O.A.’L offered adoptees the unique experience of learning about Korea and the adoptee community through a hands-on experience with one of the only adoptee-run organizations in the world. The Mentors will be expected to take an active role in day-to-day work as well as long-term projects of the organization. During the term of employment, Mentors will also have the opportunity to improve their Korean language skills and will be paid a monthly stipend of 560,000 KRW.

Mentors work primarily at the G.O.A.’L Office. Mentors will assist and support the various departments of G.O.A.’L including (but not limited to):

  • birth family search assistance
  • coordinate volunteer efforts
  • F-4 visa and Dual Citizenship application assistance
  • event coordination
  • membership administration
  • newsletter
  • promotion of organization and programs  

Those with various language skills may also assist with interpretation, translation and/or editing. Regular attendance at meetings, daily logs and monthly progress reports, and a final evaluation of the program is expected.  

Applicants preferably have experience in or with an adoption-related field or organization, basic computer and communication skills, and must be fluent in English; multilingual applicants preferred. Korean language skills are also preferred, but are not required. Ideal candidates are professional, ambitious, punctual, dedicated, responsible, and have a strong desire to apply this experience to the further development of the adoptee/adoptive community and services.

Mentors work 20 hours a week and the contract is for one calendar year. At this time, we are not able to provide airfare or housing for Mentors. Candidates are responsible for airfare and securing housing for the duration of the contract. As this is a part-time position for one year, successful applicants will need to sign a contract and secure their visa before starting. 

If you would like to apply to become a mentor, please check our Event Calendar to find out when the next application period begins. Interested candidates should use the online application.

Questions may be directed to: sg@goal.or.kr  -or-  02-325-6585 (from overseas +82-2-325-6585)