ID: 93537

Support young people from a refugee or migrant background - Preston - Ucan2 applications open

Migrant Support Long Term Preston, VIC

About this opportunity

Ucan2 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. Ucan2 is a partnership between AMES Australia, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Foundation House. 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?
Ucan2 runs one day a week for 6 months (16-18 weeks) at multiple sites across Melbourne, Monday to Friday. Volunteers attend their allocated site on the same day of the week, approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoon, anywhere between 12.30pm- 3.30pm.
*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 interested in doing this in a culturally sensitive, welcoming, positive and non-judgemental manner.

COMPLETE the Ucan2 online application via CMY's website to apply

Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries - we'd love to hear from you!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Reference Checks, Police Check (costs covered by CMY) and Working with Children Check (free for volunteers) undertaken during recruitment

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Weekly 2.5 hr sessions, between 12.30-3.30pm at the same site, on the same day of the week (Mon-Fri) for a full semester (16-18 weeks).

Interested in
  • Tutoring and Mentoring

Full day workshop and ongoing support throughout the semester