BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Do good and feel good! 

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering and playing a role in our community, check out our volunteering programs.

Become a Youth Leader

Young people have a voice and our aim is to amplify that voice through our Youth Leader initiatives where Youth Leaders
run hands-on activities! We believe young people play a vital role in the community and can deeply connect with other
young people in need. 

By becoming a Youth Leader, you will:

  • Gain leadership skills
  • Meet new, like-minded people
  • Get work experience
  • Free training
  • Work directly with young people, making a real difference
  • Get creative, share your ideas and see it come to life
  • Get a certificate 
  • Snacks at meetings! 

No experience required as all training will be provided – we just ask that you’re committed, passionate and enjoy working
in a team environment. 

ReThink! Youth Anti-Violence Project

Domestic & Family Violence Initiative 

Our newest project, ReThink! Youth Anti-Violence Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding about Domestic & Family Violence (DFV), law, harmful effects, where to get help, healthy and respectful relationships, and social norms, ultimately influencing attitudes to bring about behavioural change.

We are looking for young people aged 12-18 who are interested in becoming Peer Educators to reduce DFV and prevent future DFV amongst young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Georges River, Bayside and Sutherland.

What’s involved?

  • Undertake Peer Educator training
  • Brainstorm and develop innovative strategies of addressing DFV
  • Take action to address the lack of knowledge and understanding about DFV
  • Educate peers about respectful relationships, raise awareness and influence attitudes around DFV
  • Create and hold interactive workshops and events

If you’re interested, contact Nicole at communityprojects@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769

Disability Youth Engagement Service (YES)

We believe young people with disabilities should benefit from the same community activities as everyone! Disability YES (Youth Engagement Service) aims to improve how services, activities and programs support, and are accessed by young people with disabilities.

We are looking for young people aged 16-25 who are from culturally diverse backgrounds and are with or without a disability, who are interested in taking action. 

What’s involved?

  • Undertaking Leadership Training
  • Brainstorm, develop and implement social marketing strategies
  • Work together with key services/programs, review their services and advise them
  • Design and/or collate resources for other young people

 

To learn more, contact Pearl at DisabilityYES@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769. 

Youth Leaders Committee

The Youth Leaders Committee is a voluntary group of passionate young people who meet regularly to give advice to 2Connect Youth & Community about local youth services and issues affecting young people aged 12-25.

What’s involved? 

  • Attendance at regular meetings and activities during the year
  • Giving your opinion about 2Connect Youth & Community activities and projects, to help improve the services it runs
  • Advocate on important issues affecting youth
  • Workshop and training opportunities on leadership skills and other skills
  • Plus much more!

If you’re interested, contact Nicole at communityprojects@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769. 

Arncliffe Youth Space

We are looking for a individuals aged 14-18 to volunteer their time to meet regularly to plan exciting, fun activities for other young people in the Arncliffe area, known as the Arncliffe Youth Space.

What’s involved?

  • Brainstorm, develop and implement fun events and activities for youth
  • Raise awareness about issues affecting other young people in the community
  • Attendance at meetings where you’ll share ideas

If you’re interested, contact Paul at project@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769. 

Youth Against Violence and Racism

We are looking for volunteers aged 14-21 from diverse backgrounds, interested in promoting social harmony to stop racism and racial violence: Join YAVaR—Youth Against Violence and Racism group as part of our Cultural Harmony ‘Connect Up!’ project.

Through this program, together, we will raise awareness of cultural diversity and challenge racism & violence against other young people. 

What’s involved?

  • Educational workshops in schools focusing on social harmony and anti-racism strategies
  • Delivering key anti-racism messages at school assemblies and on school premises
  • Holding event stalls during key events such as Harmony Day and Youth Week delivering key anti-racism messages, distributing resources and encouraging students to make personal pledges against racism
  • Creating campaigns raising awareness to stop racism
  • Attendance at meetings where you’ll collaborate in a team environment

If you’re interested, contact Sarah at youthworker@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769. 

Peer to Peer Educators - 'Keep it Safe' (KIS)

The Keep It Safe (KIS) project focuses on both alcohol and other drugs and mental health to educate young people aged 15-24 about these topics, promote safety and where to get support.  

What’s involved?

  • Outreach in places young people congregate in the St George & Sutherland region 
  • Raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs and mental health well-being 
  • Complete training where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills
  • Attendance at meetings where you’ll share ideas

To get involved or to learn more, contact Nicole at communityprojects@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769

Internships

Are you currently studying and want to get on-the-job experience? Send us your resume, cover letter and why you want to gain experience at 2Connect Youth & Community and we’ll take it from there.

WAYS WE HELP

At 2Connect Youth & Community, we offer a range of holistic complimentary services relating to alcohol and other drugs, finding employment, support individuals who are at risk or are homeless, help youth reconnect with their family or school and run successful community development projects to address local specific needs and issues.