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Ucan2 provides additional support for young people aged 16 to 25, who are newly-arrived to Australia, and from a refugee or migrant background. CMY engages a community of passionate volunteers who encourage and support young people through group activities in an educational setting.
Ucan2 is a partnership between CMY and Foundation House, and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.
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.