Youth Volunteering

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 2 2022:

Tuesday Youth Volunteer Committee

Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm
The group meets every Tuesday to organise various projects and events for the community. Great place to learn skills in event management and project delivery.

*Currently this group is full. New applications will be opened in Term 3

       Our Raise the Youth event organised by Youth Volunteers in Term 1 2022.

Green Thumbs Volunteer Group

Thursday 4.30 - 5.30pm + Green Thumbs are encouraged to Drop-In any afternoon to care for the space.

Are you interested in gardening, permaculture and creating engaging community spaces using ecological design principles?

The Green Thumbs are a group of avid gardeners and ecological enthusiasts committed to developing the Mosman Youth Centre garden to cultivate an engaging, diverse & sustainable green space for young people and the Mosman community to enjoy.

The Green Thumbs volunteer group is looking for nature enthusiasts who may or may not have experience gardening but have a passion for nature, ecology and how to create and maintain contained ecosystems. Led by our staff garden guide Chris, the team aim to redevelop the youth centre garden space to ultimately provide herbs, fruit & veggies for the centre to use for healthy meals. Coupled with this, the team will be developing various aspects of the garden including compost, vermiculture and campaigns to encourage young people to divert food waste into sustainable garden fuel.

The Green Thumbs group commencing the garden rejuvenation project in early 2022

MYproject (self-led volunteering)

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; it will be up to you to decide the when and how the project is delivered.
Some project examples:
• Create a community art project
• Organise a youth event
• Organise an environment sustainability campaign
• Run a workshop/club at the youth centre.

A presentation about koalas and a project to help assist with their protection and conservation

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
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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 kind of project you wish to undertake.

More Details

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