Volunteer with CMY as a Peer Educator

January 20, 2016

CMY is calling on young role models to support young people who have recently arrived in Australia.

Settle Smart, a new CMY peer mentoring program, will connect young people and assist newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds with information on life in Australia.

As part of the program, CMY is looking for six young people of refugee or migrant background to train as volunteer Peer Educators.

Peer Educators will draw on their own experiences of settlement and deliver information sessions to newly arrived young people on topics such as racism & discrimination, employment rights, mental health, education pathways, sports and volunteering.

“The sessions are designed to introduce young people to life in Australia while providing them with the opportunity to connect with other young people and ask questions of positive role models who share in their experience of transitioning to life in a new country,” CMY Youth Leadership Advisor Alice Gomez said.

Who can apply?

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 

 

Applications for Peer Educators close on Sunday, 14 February 2016. For more information CLICK HERE.