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Our youth volunteering programs are a great way for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved in the community, develop new skills and meet new people! Many students use the program to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh Award, Service Learning in the Community or CAS service commitment with weekly meetings being held at the Youth Development Centre. Volunteering programs run in roughly ten week cycles, commencing at the beginning of each school term. Each program requires at least ten hours of commitment from participants, and we require participants to attend at least 80% of meetings and scheduled activities during a given term.

This year we are excited to be running several volunteer groups including Vocal Rewind (Music and Events), Mospress (Youth Media Campaigners)View Finders (Environmental Sustainability) and F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Recreation, Education, Society, Health). Find out more by following the above links and reading about the first-hand experiences of our youth volunteers.

If you are interested in one of these programs and live, study or work in Mosman please fill out an expression of interest form. Please note that places in these programs are limited and someone from the Youth Services team will be in touch with you to discuss your application.

Check out what our volunteers have been up to below:

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    Reduce Single Use - View Finders Short Film

    25 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Australians are the second biggest producers of waste per person in the world. Half of plastic produced globally is utilized for products that are designed for single use. When you think about this, this is an immense amount of waste going into our landfill and destroying our environment. We as individuals have the power to change this just by making a few simple lifestyle adjustments. The View Finders team look at everyday action you can implement to change your impact on the environment. We have made a short film to illustrate how simple these changes can be. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.
    Scene 1 (keepcup):
    In this scene we juxtaposed the benefits associated with using ‘keepcups’ to the ramifications resulting from using ordinary, everyday, cups. Although these single-use containers appear to be made of just harmless paper, this isn’t the case. They contain a plastic lining that means they can’t be recycled, and once they’re in landfill, they never break down.

    Buying one coffee cup each day creates an estimated 10 kg of waste over the course of a year. And this is just for one person, so overall the total amount of waste Australia produces through coffee cups is enormous, with 500 billion disposable cups produced yearly, 90% of which end up in the landfill. Reusable cups provide a sustainable alternative, and have already diverted 3.5 billion cups from landfill. The inconvenience of bringing a keepcup out with you is tiny when compared to sheer amounts of waste that would be prevented as a result. All it takes is a change in lifestyle, and although it seems small, it all adds up, impacting our environment for the better.

    Scene 2 (plastic bags):

    Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year - that's over 10 million new bags every day. On a larger scale, this means that every person is using 730 plastic bags every year. But there’s a really simple action that every one of us can incorporate into our lifestyles, and that is using recyclable bags when we go shopping. It is such an easy thing to do, yet we haven’t committed to change. A recyclable bag costs approximately $1, and can be used for years. It’s important that we start using them, and that we encourage our friends and family to do the same.

    NSW is yet to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags, along with Victoria and WA. Sign the Clean Up Australia Day petition to pledge your support to #banthebag

    Scene 3 (pizza box):

    Pizza boxes are always a source of controversy when it comes to recycling. They’re covered in food, so they should go in the bin. They’re made of paper, so they should be recycled. People are under the misconception that pizza boxes in their entirety can or can’t be recycled, when in fact only the clean, grease-free parts of the cardboard box can be recycled (usually the lid). The oil on the rest contaminates the recycling process, so it can’t be recycled with clean paper. The simple answer is to tear the box in half; the oily part on the bottom goes into the bin, and the clean part on the top goes into paper recycling.

    Scene 5 (plastic water bottles)
    Plastic drink bottles pose a great threat to our environment and marine life, with vast amounts of waste going into landfill and ending up in the oceans. This result in the endangering and harming of marine life, while subsequently polluting our oceans and forming collection of discarded plastic that combine to form ‘plastic islands’, as exhibited in the image below. Additionally, the production of these single use plastic bottles generates greenhouse gases that pollute our atmosphere and heighten the effects of the already detrimental climate change. A simple solution to preventing these ramifications is by utilizing reusable drink bottles, meaning for a small cost you can make a significant impact.

    To conclude, the View Finders team would like to stress the importance of utilizing reusable products in our everyday lives. Our video sought to show how simple it is for you to have a significant impact on your community. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.

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    Youth Jam Night

    17 May, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Musicians and bands are welcome to join us for the first in a series of jam nights. Come and share new music, network with other musicians and enjoy some free PIZZA!

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    Spirited Away- Pedal Powered Outdoor Cinema

    4 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Come along and enjoy a free screening of this animated classic under the stars and even hop on a bike to help power the screen!

    The Mosman Youth volunteer group View Finders are hosting the event as a sustainability initiative to raise awareness in the local community about our impact on the environment. Along with the pedal powered projector, the group have put together their very own trailer to encourage young people to think about their everyday impact on the environment.

    Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase and people are encouraged to bring along a picnic, blankets and pillows to settle in for the night!

    WHEN

    Friday 19 May 2017

    5.30pm – 8.30pm

    WHERE

    Mosman Square & Village Green  *Now Moved to Art Gallery Grand Hall*

     

     

    Spit Junction

    MORE INFO

    Facebook Event

    Email: youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au or Phone: 9978 4013

    For more information about the View Finders team visit mosmanyouth.com.au/viewfinders

     

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    F.R.E.S.H. Thrives in the Community

    27 March, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    F.R.E.S.H. (formerly NEST) - Mosman Youth's volunteering program that focuses on activities around healthy eating and nutrition - have ended term 2 by running two workshops for the children that attend Mosman Before and After School Care at the Mosman Drill Hall. The workshops were jam-packed with games, cooking activities and trivia with the aim of passing on knowledge about healthy eating and nutrition in a fun and engaging way.

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    Battle of the Bands - Lineup Announced!

    24 February, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    The Battle of the Bands lineup is finally here and it is PACKED with local favourites!
    Keep Friday the 3rd of March FREE for this FREE event!!
    With delicious pizza, a photobooth and incredible music from some seriously talented young people...what's not to love?!

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    Bands Wanted!

    24 January, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    In the lead up to Shoreshocked 2017, Mosman and Northern Beaches Councils will be running 2 Battle of the Bands Comps - of which the winners will get to perform at the 2017 Shoreshocked Music Festival during National Youth Week in April.

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    Volunteer Applications Now Open for Term 1 2017

    4 January, 2017, By web team IN Mycentre

    Our youth volunteering programs are a great way for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved in the community, develop new skills and hang out with a cool group of people! Many students use the program to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh Award, Service Learning in the Community or CAS service commitment with weekly meetings being held at the Youth Centre. Volunteering programs run in roughly ten week cycles, commencing at the beginning of each school term. Each program requires at least twelve hours commitment from participants.

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    Spotlight on

    28 November, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

     

    After a bit of a break, Mospress brings you their final spotlight with the second YPO at Mosman Youth - Alex. Have a read and find out what she's all about 🙂

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    Social Inclusion Week

    22 November, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    BY KENT 

    What does it truly mean to be social?

    Well, it is certainly different from person to person. But however you may feel about it, you must admit that everyone needs a little bit of it to stay healthy. We’re only human after all.
    However, the sad fact is that many people, not just in Australia, but all around the world suffer from a plethora of different illnesses and disabilities which can seriously affect mental health in an individual and thus the amount of time they may spend with others.

    Social Inclusion Week is a wonderful and welcoming program that will be held in many places across Australia and whose sole aim is to bring people together. It is directly aimed at disadvantaged Australians who are in some way experiencing isolation, whether it be from different forms of mental illnesses like social anxiety or unemployment, etc. Their arms are open to anyone interested in coming along and participating.

    Social Inclusion Week runs from the 19th to the 27th of November.

    Dr Jonathon Welch is the man who originally conceived the idea of a Social Inclusion Week for Australians. His main goal is to raise awareness about the isolation that many people go through on a daily basis.

    Participation in events linked to the week is highly encouraged among young people, as isolation can have the greatest effects on people from 12 to 25 years old. Even though this age group is experiencing a higher trend, this is something that truly affects EVERYONE, so we encourage you all to attend and support this cause. You can do so by visiting the Social Inclusion Week website and finding an event that may interest you in your area. There is an abundance of different themes and activities that these gatherings will be based around, so there’s bound to be something that will make you want to participate 🙂

    Click here to check out the website and find out more!

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    Vocal Rewind Presents Vocal Showdown

    18 November, 2016, By web team IN Mycentre

    With the year coming to an end and a busy month filled with yearly exams finally behind us, lets all come together and celebrate your achievements with some fine tunes and tasty food at the youth centre 🙂 Support local bands SkitZ, Black Iguana, Half Line and Frisson put on a great show and raise awareness to White Ribbon Day!

    Date: Friday 25th November
    Venue: Mosman Youth Centre (opposite Alan Border Oval)
    Free food and yes we got a slushie machine!
    Time: 4.30pm - 7pm
    12-25years

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event.
    www.mosmanyouth.com.au/vocalrewind

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    Story of Youth Volunteering Empowerment

    4 November, 2016, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    This visual report highlights the way in which engaging in youth volunteering programs empowers young people. 

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    Bands Wanted for Upcoming Music Event

    2 November, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Are you in band? Because we’re looking for bands. And if you’re in a band, you can register your band to our  upcoming event :) More info coming soon… but expect the event to be free for the most part.

    To register email us on youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

    EVENT INFO
    Venue: Mosman Youth Centre
    Date: Friday 25th November
    Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
    FREE Entry
    Age: 12-25

    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

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    Spotlight On

    28 October, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    Mospress is back in action for Term 4, and has kicked off their first week with another Mosman Youth interview

     SPOTLIGHT ON Ellen, interviewed by Portia

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    What is your spirit animal?

    The animal I most connect with is a koala.

    What is your favourite food?

    Falafel! I love falafel...

    What did you want to be when you were younger?

    Ummm…. I wanted to be a comedian I think (laughs)

    What is your favourite breakfast cereal?

    Nutrigrain. But I ate it too much, so now I don’t like it as much anymore.

    How old are you?

    22

    Have you ever been pulled over by a cop?              

    I personally haven't, but I've been in the car as a passenger when the driver got pulled over.

    Why do you like working with young people?

    Because it’s fun, and different. I don't know (laughs). Mainly because it’s fun.

    What is your favourite genre of music?

    Alternative or rock.

    What school did you go to/where are you from?

    I went  St Mary’s in Manly, and St Luke's for a year. Then we moved to Melbourne and I went to High School there.

    What do you do when you work? What’s your favourite part?

    Talk to young people. Play games with young people. I run the NEST volunteer group that's all about nutritional education and cooking. I also work on our school holiday program excursions which I really like.

    Where’s your favourite place in the world?

    Canmore in Canada

     

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    Spotlight On

    20 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    This week Mospress talked to our second YDO who was in a very chatty mood. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know below!

    SPOTLIGHT ON Matt, interviewed by Portia

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    Spotlight On

    13 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    For our third week of ‘Spotlight On’ Mospress is bringing you the all you need to know on one of the casuals who can be found either serving up your Monday Munchies or playing smash bros, and is secretly a killer at table tennis. Have a read and find out a little bit more about him!

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    View Finders brings you some info on e-waste leading up council's recycling event

    9 September, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY SARAH

    E-Waste: What You Need to Know

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    Nourishing Nutrition Tips from F.R.E.S.H.

    6 September, 2016, By web team IN MYskills

    F.R.E.S.H. (formerly NEST) have been working each week over the last 4 weeks to provide healthy and nutritious food, prepared and cooked by the team, to young people at the Youth Centre on Friday afternoons.

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    Spotlight On

    6 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    For our second week of 'Spotlight On' Mospress is bringing you a quick heart-to-heart with a YPO often fondly referred to as 'My Jeroma'. Have a read and find out all you've ever wanted to know below 🙂

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    Spotlight On

    29 August, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    Ever wonder what the Mosman Youth staff are like? Well, Mospress Youth Media Campaigners are giving you the chance to find out, and get to know them...they are pretty awesome in case you didn't realise! We will be doing a spotlight on a different staff member at the Youth Center each week.

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    MosPress Spring Issue 2016

    25 August, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    Mospress Spring issue is here!

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    A reflection of View Finders' recent beach clean up

    24 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY JESSI

    On the 10th of August several members of our View Finders volunteer group went down to Clifton Gardens reserve for a beach clean up. We were joined by Julia Montgomery, Mosman Council's Environmental Sustainability Officer. She provided special waste bags for us to use as well as a proper sharps disposal in case we came across any syringes, which we did not.

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    Vocal Rewind presents Breakout Concert

    18 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is proud to announce the first ever, Breakout Concert, featuring the best up and coming bands in the local area of Mosman. After the very competitive audition in August, it is very clear that Mosman hosts some of the most talented young people looking for their opportunity to break out and become the next "Nirvana" or 'Silver Chair". This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

    Headliner Jester Co headliner Skitz

    Supporting bands: Ramen / Black Iguana / The Buscemis / Spilt Milk / Brimz / Black and Blues Brothers / Pyrocyde / Frisson

    Friday 16th September @ Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery / 5.00pm - 8.00pm

    FREE Entry & Pizza

    Age: 12-25

    For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.mosmanyouth.com.au/vocalrewind or phone 9978 4213.

     

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    View Finders get inspired by a visit from Tim Silverwood

    5 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY CAITLIN

    On August 3rd  View Finders had a visit from Tim Silverwood who came to speak about his experience with 'Take3' and his direct efforts to help conserve our oceans and marine life.

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    View Finders Beach Clean Up Term 3!

    28 July, 2016, By web team IN view finders

    BY SEB, VIEW FINDERS

    On August 10, 2016 View Finders volunteers will undertake a beach clean up for Clifton Gardens Reserve.

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    Celebrating Youth Volunteers

    13 July, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    Last month Mosman Youth held their annual youth Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for past and present youth volunteers.

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    Bands Wanted!

    1 July, 2016, By web team IN Mycentre

    Sign up for the BIGGEST Mosman youth event of 2016

    Vocal Rewind is back and super pumped to announce another great concert in 2016. After the successful outdoor acoustic night, "Backyard Vibes" in celebration of National Youth Week in April, Vocal Rewind is set to put on the biggest youth concert in Mosman this year. Auditions will take place in August so be sure to get your bands together as this is something you do not want to miss out.

    AUDITION DETAILS

    Date: Tuesday 9th August

    Time: 4.30pm - 6pm

    Location: Mosman YOuth Centre

    Cost: Free

    Age: 12-25years

    Judges: TBA

    Send your application to youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au or

    contact Jerome on 9978 4213.

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visitwww.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    Mosman Waste Management Survey

    27 May, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    On Wednesday the 18th of May, the View Finders team set out to discover just how much waste is really lying around in Mosman.

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    Backyard Vibes: National Youth Week Celebrated in Style

    22 April, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY MOSPRESS

    On the 1st of April (yes April Fools), a Friday evening, Backyard Vibes organised by Vocal rewind took place at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre from 5pm-8pm.

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    Celebrate National Youth Week with some "Backyard Vibes"

    9 March, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is back and moving to the backyard to celebrate this year’s National Youth Week. Backyard Vibes is an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre on Friday 1st of April, from 5pm-8pm. Come make some memories with our photo booth, while jamming to the bands from Mosman High, Wenona, Redlands and Queenwood who are eager to share their latest sets with the local youth. Don't forget to drop by to have some fun and eat our FREE food!

      Email youth@mosmanyouth.nsw.gov.au with a link to your video or song,  if you would like an opportunity to perform at this event.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Friday 1 April

    5pm - 8pm

    Mosman Village Green

    12 - 25 years

    FREE food / entrance

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    Join View Finders for EARTH HOUR 2016!

    16 February, 2016, By web team IN MYcommunity

    BY VIEW FINDERS

    Make a stand against climate change by getting involved in Earth Hour 2016. By turning off your power you can save huge amounts of energy and positively impact the earth!

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    Better Bag for a Better World (View Finders)

    23 November, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY BEN

    The Better Bag for a Better World event took place on the 14th of November and provided a fantastic opportunity for the View Finders Team to engage with members of the public in the promotion of a great cause.

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    View Finders Inspired by Two Hands Project

    19 November, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY ALICE

    Earlier in the term the Two Hands Project came to the Mosman Youth Centre to talk to the View Finders team as well as a representative of the Mosman High environmental group. A member of the project, Silke, talked to us about the detrimental impact of single-use plastics on the environment.

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    View Finders Beach Clean Up!

    19 November, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY SARAH

    Come along and join the View Finders volunteer team as we work to clean up one of Mosman’s most polluted beaches!

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    Battle of the Bands registration NOW OPEN

    28 October, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    Vocal Rewind is proud to open the registration for the upcoming "Battle of the Bands". This will be a great way to showcase your band and win this year's title. There will be prizes to be won, including a private meeting with a publicist. Last year, we witnessed Mosman High's, Jester, take the title. This year, who will it be??

    If you are interested in this opportunity and are in a group of more than one person, send in a 30 second video or MP3 file demonstrating your abilities.  Alternatively you can upload it onto YouTube and email us the link to the video or just send us a link to your track.

    They can be original songs or covers. You will be expected to perform at least one song on the day. Entries must be received by Sunday 22nd of November, and no later.

    Email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au

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    ABOUT BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    Vocal Rewind presents the annual, “Battle of the Bands”. This is a great way to get your band out there and it’s an experience never to forget!!! Not only is it for bands; it’s also for the fans! Come along and support bands from your local community, eat some food, drink some drink and dance to your next fave band! The winner will be determined by a panel of judges who are fellow musicians and have experience in live performances. Oh and by the way, the event is freeeeeeeeeeeee!! Email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au to register your band.

     

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    Groovin' The Mind videos

    28 October, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Leading up to the recent Groovin' The Mind event, the Vocal Rewind group released 2 videos to share some insights on what goes on behind the scenes of planning an event, and also a quick video to raise awareness to mental health. Enyoy 🙂

    Behind The Scenes

    https://youtu.be/xzQOBYzuHZ0

     

    Mental Health and young people

    https://youtu.be/fqSxrp_DnbY

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    Two Hands Project Workshop

    15 October, 2015, By web team IN MYskills

    "Two Hands Project is a collaborative approach to dealing with plastic pollution: take  30 Minutes and Two Hands to clean up YOUR world anytime, anywhere" (http://www.twohandsproject.org/).

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    Groovin’ the Mind: Raising Awareness

    8 September, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS

    Mosman youth volunteer group Vocal Rewind recently hosted a free live music night, with the goal of promoting mental health awareness.

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    View Finders Look Indoors - Green Wall Project

    19 August, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY JASPER

    This term the View Finders team have been busily working on an indoor green wall (otherwise known as a vertical garden).

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    Vocal Rewind presents 'Groovin' The Mind"

    17 July, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    Fresh from their successful outdoor acoustic night event, Fall Festival, Vocal Rewind is proud to present, 'Groovin The Mind', a live music concert featuring some of Mosman's most talented up and coming performers. The event will be held at the Grand Hall at the Mosman Art Gallery, to help raise awareness of mental health and its impact on young people. Support local talent and the cause on this fun night with live music, giveaways, photobooth and off course FREE food.

    Details

    Groovin' The Mind

    Friday 21 August

    5-7.30pm

    Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery (Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman NSW 2088)

    FREE event

    12-25 years

     

    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    About Vocal Rewind

    Vocal Rewind is a group of passionate young people who organise live music gigs in Mosman for high-school students. Getting involved with Vocal Rewind means you will have the opportunity to run a gig including booking the headliners & local support acts. As a Vocal Rewind volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and develop practical music event management skills like bookings, production and marketing continue reading...

     

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    Volunteer Applications Now Open!

    16 July, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Are you aged 14 - 21 and interested in volunteering in some great youth initiatives with your local community? 

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    Niyati's take on the recent social media workshop

    8 July, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY NIYATI

    Vocal Rewind recently participated in a social media workshop with the lovely Karen. As we are preparing for an ambitious schedule of live music events in term 3, the timing could not be more perfect. Karen gave tips on the effective use of social media and went through the intricacies of different social media platforms, including an unfamiliar one, 'MySpace'.

    Karen took us through a step by step guide of organising our own events; like roughly planning details on a calendar, identifying the target market and acting accordingly. Personally, I found this to be an extremely helpful tip as it gives you a tentative time schedule, which is extremely necessary when you want your event to be successful. I also found the helpful tips in aiding the promotions of Vocal Rewind events to be useful and practical, especially if event planning is something you want to carry on down the line. The fact that you should regulate your posts for optimal audience reach and the different rules for different social medias extremely helpful.

    Overall, the workshop was interactive, fun and entertaining. Our in depth discussion on MySpace and other ancient forms of social media was probably my highlight though.

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    View Finders Garden Expands!

    11 June, 2015, By web team IN Beat the Blues

    BY KATIE

    Last week at Viewfinders we were once again fortunate enough to have Adrian Baiada from My Square Metre come to help us prepare some new garden beds to add to our already existing edible garden.

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    Growing Our Understanding - Viewfinders

    3 June, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY JASPER

    Last week in view finders, we had gardening guru Adrian Baiada from My Square Metre  come to our meeting and run a workshop on sustainable gardening.

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    5 Reasons to Keep Pot Plants

    26 May, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS

    Pot plants can sometimes be seen as a nuisance to keep in your home, but here at View Finders we’ve been looking at their benefits and we’ve come up with a list of some of the best reasons to keep them around!

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    National Volunteer Week - A Success!

    25 May, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY JASPER

    Last week was one of the most important dates on the Australian calendar if you are a volunteer: National Volunteer Week!

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    Celebrating Us - National Volunteers Week

    14 May, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VOLUNTEERS

    This week is all about celebrating us - because - it is National Volunteers week!

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    Watch the Fall Festival highlight video

    14 May, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    To celebrate National Youth Week, Vocal Rewind organised, "Fall Festival" an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green. The event featured local talents such as, the Silver Hunters, Harmony Lovegrove, Scout Silbersher, Morag Anderson and DJ Equator. Be sure to check out the video and share!

     

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    View Finders aim high with new goals

    8 May, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    The View Finders are a thriving and growing (get it 😉 ) team. We had a lot of fun last term and were really happy with our progress.

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    Sign up now to join View Finders!

    30 April, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Excited about sustainability? Ever wanted to learn what goes into making great, organic food? 

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    Term 2 Vocal Rewind applications now open!

    30 April, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Want to join the team that organises live music events in Mosman? 

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    It's April Fools...

    2 April, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS

    Hint Hint...don't believe anything you read here. View Finders are pulling your leg. Well, not really literally pulling it. Anyway, happy belated April Fool's from the View Finders team. 

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    View Finders tell you all their secrets

    27 March, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    View Finders have told you what type of tree they would be, what type of tree would you be?!

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    GARDENING FOR DUMMIES: HERBS

    27 March, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    Here at View Finders we've decided we'll give you a brand new blog series - gardening for dummies. First up...how to plant herbs. 

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    Do you believe in the make-believe? Or is that where belief is made?

    19 March, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    Sitting by our not-so-secret-garden, we thought we would write a blog post with a creative environmental spin....

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    Vocal Rewind presents 'Fall Festival'

    18 March, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Fresh from organsing the successful 'Battle of the Bands' event last December, Vocal Rewind is back and will be celebrating National Youth Week this year

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    Creating a Smoothie from our Garden - it was 'mint' to be

    13 March, 2015, By web team IN MYnews

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    We’ve put together a recipe for a home-grown, local-based, nutritional meal for you to try yourselves!

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    Our Community is Growing

    25 February, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    Here at Mosman Youth we are always looking to inspire those around us. Our most current project as View Finders

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    Workshop: Get Gardening

    3 February, 2015, By web team IN MYskills

    Keen on gardening?! Into food sustainability?

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    Workshop: Think like a Publicist

    2 February, 2015, By web team IN MYskills

    Are you in a band? Interested in the publicity, media or event industries?

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    Vocal Rewind is back!

    2 February, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    After the successful "Battle of the Bands" event to end 2014, Vocal Rewind is back...

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    View Finders Term 1: 'Get your Gardening On'

    30 January, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Keen on gardening? Want to help us transform the space outside the Youth Centre?

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    Vocal Rewind receives $5000 for more live music in Mosman!

    28 January, 2015, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    For over a year now our awesome Vocal Rewind volunteers have been coming together every week to organise live music events for young people in Mosman. 

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    Live music in Mosman this Friday! (28th Nov)

    26 November, 2014, By web team IN MYnews

    This Friday, 28th November some of Mosman's best emerging bands will go in to battle at the Mosman Youth Centre.

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    The Simpsons Movie Screening

    10 November, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    View Finders is hosting a screening of The Simpsons Movie on Wednesday 19 November at the Youth Centre. 

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    What inspired the Mosman Youth Centre Committee!

    3 November, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    During National Youth Week, the Youth Centre Committee put on MYfest! Did you ever want to know what vision drove this festival?

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    Vocal Rewind: What's it all about?

    31 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    So we sneaked in with a camera to capture never before seen footage BEHIND THE SCENES at a Vocal Rewind gig.

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    View Finders Journey Captured on Camera

    31 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    At National Youth Week this year we captured some of the "views" of View Finders, it's all there on camera!

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    Vocal Rewind presents Battle of the Bands

    31 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY NIYATI AND PHOEBE 

    Vocal Rewind is presenting their final event for this year and it's going to be a winner!

    This final event is the ultimate…Battle of the Bands

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    Coffee cups IMPACT marine environment

    20 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY VIEW FINDERS

    Ever wondered how your disposable coffee cup impacts the marine environment? Find out what the research says in this interactive video created by View Finders!

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    Solar Road Tiles

    15 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY SARAH 

    So...we know that Global Warming is Bad and Solar Panels are Good while Roads are Pretty Cool for Getting Places...

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    Sharkwater Screening

    13 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Come along and watch filmmaker Rob Stewart embark on a dangerous journey to save sharks from extinction. 

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    A World Without Review - or maybe just a gig

    9 October, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY PHOEBE

    Recently, we had our Vocal Rewind Acoustic Sessions gig. I was there and thought I'd write a review on it for you...because you can't have a music gig without one!

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    Term 4 View Finders Volunteering

    19 September, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Join the View Finders crew and create change around an issue you're passionate about!

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    Term 4 Vocal Rewind Volunteering

    19 September, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Do you love music? Ever wish there was more to do in Mosman?

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    Doing the event management workshop with Bec

    12 September, 2014, By web team IN MYnews

    BY ALEISHA

    "I really recommend any future workshops… they give you the chance to broaden your horizons and gain contacts in the industries you may be interested in working in". 

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    Acoustic Sessions

    10 September, 2014, By web team IN Feature Articles

    BY JASPER 

    "Acoustic Sessions is going to be an event you do not want to miss out on...live music...intimate café style settings…food…and a worthy cause."

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    Review - event management and bookings workshop

    9 September, 2014, By web team IN MYskills

    BY KATE

    Hi, I’m Kate and I’m in year 11. I attended the event management and bookings workshop with Rebecca Young on the 5th of August at the Mosman Youth Centre. So I thought I would write a little review on how I found it!

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    Change is Possible - reviewing the sustainability workshop

    5 September, 2014, By web team IN MYskills

    BY SIMONE

    From his own life and experiences, Tim taught us that change may not be immediate and that making a difference can be difficult, but as long as passion is maintained and one never gives up, change is possible.

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    Michael Jackson's Birthday Bash

    21 August, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY JASPER

    Always wanted to dance like Michael Jackson? Think you know the late "King of Pop" best? Well then, check out this blog post!

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    Rebecca Young: Event Management and Bookings Workshop

    22 July, 2014, By web team IN MYskills

    You do not want to miss out on learning about event management and bookings from one of Australia's premiere booking agents Rebecca Young!

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    Young Leaders: Sustainability and Campaigning Workshop

    22 July, 2014, By web team IN MYskills

    You do not want to miss out on hearing from Tim Silverwood on environmental issues and the need to take action NOW!

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    View Finders Coffee Cup Campaign

    3 July, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    People in Mosman love their coffee!! Knowing this, View Finders looked at the impact of takeaway coffee cups. 

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    Mosman Daily features View Finders Sculpture

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article in Mosman Daily on the View Finders' fish sculpture made out of takeaway coffee cups! Well done again to the View Finders for your creative work!

    Mosman Daily View Finders

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    Mosman Daily Features MYfest and Vocal Rewind

    30 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Click on the image below to read the article that features our National Youth Week events in the Mosman Daily! Special thanks again goes out to all our youth volunteers who really drove these events!

    http://youth.mosman.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MosmanDaily17APRIL.jpg

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    My Experience with MYfest

    27 June, 2014, By web team IN MYcommunity

    BY JU-XIEN

    Hey, my name is Ju-Xien and I've been coming to the Youth Centre for a while now. I joined the Youth Centre Committee in Term 1, 2014, and thought I'd write a blog piece about it!

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    A Voice from View Finders

    27 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY RICHARD

    I joined up to View Finders not sure what to expect and it  turned out to be an exciting eye-opening experience about the sustainability of our modern-day world!

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    Friday Fiesta Planning

    26 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY JASPER 

    Being part of the Youth Centre committee planning Friday Fiesta was an unforgettable experience!

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    Developing through Vocal Rewind

    26 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY CHARLOTTE 

    Vocal Rewind was a great experience! I got to learn new skills, meet new people and most importantly have a fun time!

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    JamIN'June

    20 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    BY SAM

    Vocal Rewind was a positive learning experience! I'd encourage anyone and everyone to get involved!

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    Term 3 View Finders Volunteering

    11 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Are you passionate about environmental sustainability? Do you want to make a difference? Check out our term 3 schedule here!

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    Term 3 Vocal Rewind Volunteering

    11 June, 2014, By web team IN MYvolunteering

    Do you love music? Ever wish there was more to do in Mosman? Check out our Term 3 schedule and sign up here!

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