MYvolunteering

Our youth volunteering programs are a great way for young people aged 14 – 18 in high school to get involved in the community, develop new skills and meet new people! 

Volunteer programs run during the school terms out of the Mosman Youth Centre and work on a variety of community based projects, events and initiatives. Volunteers also act as Youth Advisors by providing their ideas, opinions, and aspirations for programs and services at the Mosman Youth Centre and in the Mosman Community. 

Youth Volunteer Opportunities -Term 1 2022:

Volunteer Group – Youth Week Committee

Tuesday 4.30 – 5.30pm 
This group will  run weekly at the youth centre to organise a project or an event for the community during Youth Week in April and support broader Youth Week events held in our region. Places are limited. 
Application close: 1st February 
Starting Date: 8th February 
Contact the Youth Services team at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au for information and application.
 
Volunteer Opportunity – MYproject (self-led volunteer opportunity)
MYproject is for youth who might already have a passion/community project they want to pursue, or those who want to lead a community project themselves but don’t know where to start. Youth Workers will support and mentor you through the process, but you will be the driver of the project and it will be up to you to decide the when and how the project is delivered.  
Some project examples: 
• Create a community art project 
• Youth centre community garden project 
• Organise a youth event 
• Organise an environment sustainability campaign 
• Run a workshop/club at the youth centre. 
Contact the Youth Services team at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au for information and application.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities Recommencing Term 2 2022:

  • Interested in putting on Music Gigs & Events? Join Vocal Rewind (meetings held on Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm)
  • Interested in Society, Equality, Wellbeing, and Health? Join F.R.E.S.H. (meetings held on Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm)
  • Interested in Environmental & Sustainability Campaigns? Join View Finders (meetings held on Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm)

Why get involved?

These programs are an excellent opportunity to learn key industry skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market. Many students also volunteer to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh Award and CAS requirements and we’re happy to supervise you in these instances.

Some reasons to join:

  1. Get involved in the Mosman community, and contribute your time to local initiatives
  2. Develop valuable skills & gain a competitive edge in the job market
  3. Meet like-minded young people
  4. Complete Duke of Edinburgh Award and CAS hours
  5. Participate as a Youth Advisor for Mosman Youth programs and have a platform to voice your opinions

Most importantly, youth volunteers get to shape their initiatives so it’s a great opportunity to bring your ideas to life! 

What am i committing to?

Volunteering programs run in roughly ten week cycles, commencing at the beginning of each school term and we ask new volunteers to commit to at least 2 terms. Each group requires volunteers to meet for 1 hour weekly during term and we require participants to attend at least 80% of meetings and scheduled activities during a given term.

If you are participating in the MYproject program, commitment is flexible, pending the kid of project you wish to undertake.

More Details

If you’re unsure about what group to join, check out the blog posts from previous participants of Vocal RewindView FindersMospress and F.R.E.S.H

Contact the Youth Services team at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au or via Instagram and Facebook (search @mosmanyouth), or check out the Youth Volunteer Terms of Reference for full details.