We currently run three programs that recruit volunteers.


Ucan2 volunteers help newly arrived young people make the most of their opportunities while balancing some of the challenges of day to day life.

Volunteers are encouraged to share their knowledge, experience and skills with newly arrived young people, and help them develop the skills required to transition from an English language centre into mainstream society. This often involves assisting the young people with writing a resume, computer work and excursions to different workplaces. Volunteers are provided with formal training, supervision and support from CMY, and will be required to commit to volunteering on one afternoon per week for a six month period (a school semester).

Click here to find out more about the Ucan2 program.

Homework Clubs

CMY is looking for volunteers to assist students from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Out of School Hours Learning Support Programs across Victoria.

As a volunteer tutor, you will work with primary and secondary students who require additional learning support outside school hours. Tutors may work individually or with small groups of students and provide assistance with literacy, homework subjects or general study skills.

Volunteer tutors play an important role in improving the confidence of young people, helping them both socially and academically to participate in school in a more meaningful way.

For volunteer enquiries, please email: education@cmy.net.au

Click here to find out more about Outside School Hours Learning Support Programs.

Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP)

YRIPP is the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program. YRIPP delivers a high quality system of adult volunteers called “Independent Persons” who attend police interviews with young people in police custody when a parent or guardian is not available. YRIPP also seeks to divert young people from future offending through early intervention at the point of police contact.

Visit the YRIPP site to find out more