Ucan2 is a partnership between AMES Australia, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (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 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 sites across Melbourne, Tuesday, Thursdays or Fridays.

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


We are currently accepting expressions of interest for:

Semester 1 classes are starting January 2019!

Due to the popularity of Ucan2 volunteering, we are conducting early intake for Semester 1, 2019 classes. 

Expected sites include*:

South East: Dandenong, Noble Park

North: Broadmeadows, Epping

West: Footscray

East: Box Hill

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

We highly recommend you apply as soon as possible –  it takes approximately 3-6 weeks to complete the recruitment process and popular sites' vacancies fill quickly.


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