The Centre for Multicultural Youth has a number of programs currently seeking volunteers:
I Speak Football
Volunteer with a global football initiative!
Applications are now open to become an I Speak Football Young Leader. Help other young people to become connected with their community through football.
Ucan2 is a partnership between AMES Australia, CMY and Foundation House. It recognises the need to provide additional support for young people (16-24 years) who are newly arrived to Australia and from a refugee or migrant background. The program has three components: work skills curriculum (educational provider), psychosocial support (Foundation House) and social connections (CMY).
The CMY component is delivered with the support of volunteers who help provide young people with encouragement, support and skill development, while balancing some of the challenges of day-to-day life.
Volunteers are encouraged to: share their work, study and life experiences in Australia; act as role models, help young people practice English and help foster young people’s confidence to make social connections in Australia by offering support in a fun and non-judgemental manner. CMY provides ongoing training and support to volunteers.
Ucan2 runs one day a week for 6 months (16-18 weeks) at each educational site, with multiple sites running at any one time, Monday to Friday. The CMY volunteer component runs approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoons on week days. The CMY component is delivered with the support of volunteers who encourage and support young people through active participation and group activities.
Semester 2 starts in July 2016 – volunteer applications now open!
Out-of-school-hours Learning Support Programs (OSHLSP)
OSHLSPs throughout Victoria are often looking for volunteer tutors to assist students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. 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. They are also an important source of information for the students and their families.
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.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, go to our OSHLSP map and contact a club directly.
For all other enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: you will be asked to complete a police check and a Working with Children Check when volunteering with a learning support program. This is considered a minimum standard for child safety in the sector. You are also likely to go through a recruitment process that includes interviews and reference checks.
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.