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. 

 

Please note our Youth Volunteering opportunities are often at capacity. Completing an application form does not automatically secure a place in the program.

 

Youth Volunteer Opportunities Term 4 2022:

Tuesday Youth Volunteer Committee

Meeting Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm + Event and Project Commitments

 

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

 

Applications OPEN – follow the button below to apply

R U OK Day Community Mural facilitated by our Tuesday group as part their Term 3 R U OK Fete Day

Green Thumbs Volunteer Group

Meeting Wed and/or Thurs 4.30 – 5.30pm + opportunity for other days


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.


We’re 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 continue to redevelop the youth centre garden space to 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 and a second site close to the Youth Centre, including compost, vermiculture and campaigns to encourage young people to divert food waste into sustainable garden fuel.


Applications OPEN – follow the button below to apply

The Green Thumbs commencing the rejuvenation project in early 2022

MYproject (self-led volunteering)

MYproject is for young people 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.

Staff support and mentor you through the process, but you drive the project; it will be up to you to decide the when and how the project is delivered. For example you could create a community art project, organise a youth event, organise an environment sustainability campaign or run a workshop/club at the youth centre.

 

Previous 2022 MYproject initiatives have included:

• Facilitating a hanging community art display at the youth centre entry

• Organising the Term 3 Cherry Jam youth band night at the Youth Centre

• Engaging and facilitating a short cultural exchange online with a Youth Centre in Japan

 

Not all MYproject ideas will be possible to get off the ground, but if you can demonstrate the community benefit and have a passion to drive your project we will do our best to support and guide you.

 

Applications OPEN – follow the button below to apply

A poster for the term 3 “Cherry Jam” event run by 4 MYproject volutneers with a keen interest in live music

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:

Get involved in the Mosman community, and contribute your time to local initiatives

Develop valuable skills & gain a competitive edge in the job market

Meet like-minded young people

Complete Duke of Edinburgh Award and CAS hours

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 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

 

If you’re and adult looking to volunteer, visit the Mosman Council volunteering page: https://mosman.nsw.gov.au/community/volunteering