What does the project involve?
ENVISION involves young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds feeling empowered to share information and insight from their lived experience to newly-arrived young people.
The recruited Peer Facilitators will undertake training in leadership, facilitation and presentation skills, before delivering information sessions to newly arrived young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Peer Facilitators will collaborate with other volunteers in session planning, including content and activities on topics such as Racism and Discrimination, Volunteering, Employment Rights, Education Pathways, Mental Health, Sport and Leadership among others.
In addition, Peer facilitators will work in collaboration with the Project Officers to plan a group program that supports newly-arrived young people with goal setting, language, social connection and service knowledge.
Sessions will be organised by CMY, and held at Carlton and throughout the North West and the South East regions of Melbourne.
Peer facilitators must successfully complete the training and actively participate in planning sessions prior to delivering a session. Peer Educators are offered an honorary payment in recognition of the value and contribution they bring to the role.
Why become a Peer Facilitator?
- Receive training to develop your leadership, presentation and facilitation skills
- Build your confidence
- Meet other like-minded young people and make new friends
- Deepen your understanding and awareness of the issues facing newly arrived young people
- Get a sense of empowerment and contribution to the community.
Who can apply?
We are looking for young people who:
- Are aged between 18-25 years
- Have had a settlement experience (came to Australia as a migrant or refugee)
- Are fairly confident in written and spoken English
- Can commit to working with others in a team
- Are passionate about helping others on their settlement journey in Australia
- Have some availability during school hours for session delivery.
What’s the commitment like?
Volunteers need to be available:
- For two full days of initial training on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th at CMY in Carlton.
- To attend regular weekly planning sessions with the other peer facilitators for reflection and planning held from August-December 2019.
- Minimum 6 month commitment (December 2019), with a review for a possible further 6 months.
How can you get involved?
Applicants will be invited to participate in a group interview, after which referees may be contacted. The chosen applicants will be invited to training, and need to complete a Working with Children Check (free for volunteers) and Police Check (costs covered by CMY).
Applications close Monday 22 July at 5pm.
Got questions? Contact:
Sarah Balla (North West)
P: (03) 9340 3780
Temur Rezaie (South East)
P: (03) 8594 1566