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Applications for volunteer Committee Members now open.


The Western Young People’s Independent Network (WYPIN) is a youth-led, youth empowerment and advocacy group based in Melbourne’s West.

WYPIN provides meaningful opportunities for active citizenship, personal development and leadership for young people aged 16-25yrs, from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the western region of Melbourne.

The group meets weekly online, in a casual but focused environment and are continually looking for innovative ways to address the needs of the community.

As a WYPIN committee member you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend facilitated meetings
  • Inform Youth Leadership team on the development and design of leadership programs for young men and women living in the west of Melbourne
  • Co-facilitate and support the delivery and evaluation of leadership programs
  • Co-facilitate with the CMY Project Officer to support youth-led projects
  • Attend CMY events and training sessions.

WYPIN is maintained with support of the Victorian Office for Youth through the Engage! grants program.

Become a Committee Member

We’re currently looking for young people aged 16-25 from refugee or migrant backgrounds to join our WYPIN Committee.

An opportunity to meet like-minded peers, represent multicultural young people, and influence CMY’s work, including the programs we run and issues we focus on.

What does WYPIN Committee do? 
WYPIN Committee members will be trained in areas that support them to succeed in their role including leadership, working with others, decision-making, project management, facilitation and budgeting. They will meet regularly, as determined by the Committee members, in order to achieve their planned activities that include:

  • Leadership workshops for young people living in the West
  • Support and fund local youth-led projects
  • Develop content and manage the #BestOftheWest social media campaign by and for multicultural young people that celebrates their achievements
  • Plan and deliver an end of year WYPIN Celebration Event

Who can Apply?

  • Young people aged 16-25 years old and who are:
  • Living, studying or working in the western suburbs of Melbourne
  • Of refugee or migrant background including young people whose parents/carers have had a refugee/migrant experience.
  • Passionate about addressing issues faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
  • Interested in planning and facilitating leadership programs for young people
  • Committed to participating in and attending WYPIN meetings and youth-led projects

For more information, please read and download the Volunteer Position Description and APPLY HERE.

Applications close Sunday 16 January 2022.

If you have any questions or want to find out more before applying, please contact Matthew.

Contact us

Matthew Ondarchie | Project Support Officer
E | mondarchie@cmy.net.au
P | (03) 9340 3700
M | 0475 400 740