Ucan2 is a partnership between the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Foundation House, and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. 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 CMY component is delivered with the support of committed and passionate volunteers who encourage and support young people through group activities.


What are the time commitments for volunteers?

Ucan2 runs one day a week for 6 months (16-18 weeks) at multiple educational sites across Melbourne, on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon.

Ucan2 Volunteers attend their allocated site on the same day of the week, approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoon, anywhere between 12.15 to 3.45pm.

*Please note: allocation to sites and exact session times may not be confirmed until close to the start of the Semester.


What do Ucan2 volunteers do?

Through a variety of group activities, Ucan2 Volunteers: share their work, study and life experiences in Australia; act as positive role models, help young people practice English; and help foster young people’s confidence to make social connections and develop their skills.



What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who:

  • Can commit for a full semester (16-18 weeks)
  • Are interested in building social connections and sharing their experiences
  • Can provide support to young people; and are interested in doing this in a culturally sensitive, welcoming, positive and non-judgemental manner.


Ucan2 Volunteer Position Description

 Please make sure to read the Ucan2 Volunteer Position Description before applying:

PDF iconUcan2 Volunteer PD_2018.pdf

Ucan2 Volunteer Position Description


Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2020

Delivery days, times and locations will be confirmed by Ucan2 agency partners closer to the start of the semester. 

If you have any questions about volunteering with Ucan2, please email us on ucan2@cmy.net.au

If you are interested in supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds AND you meet the requirements of the role (see Key Selection Criteria in Position Description above)





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If you need assistance or have any questions, please email us on ucan2@cmy.net.au