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Volunteer at EV's Hangout

 
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EV’s Hangout is a safe & inclusive drop in space for young people aged 12-25 that operates out of EV’s Youth Centre. Every Thursday from 3-6pm, we open our doors for young people to socialise, eat free food, enjoy our selection of activities (Xbox, pool table, boardgames, etc), or speak to a Youth Worker to get support.

Your role as a volunteer would involve:

  • Setting up & packing down the program (including preparing light snacks, cleaning furniture, decorating, etc)
  • Chatting with participants who are attending the program and passing along any concerns to the Youth Workers
  • Assisting with serving food & water for participants during the program
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of fortnightly activities (e.g. movie nights, cooking, crafting, karaoke, themed days, etc)

Who is this role for?

  • Someone who is aged 18-25
  • Someone who has OR is studying a Youth Work (or relevant) qualification
  • Someone looking for practical experience working with young people in a Youth Work setting
  • Someone looking to gain insight into Council Youth Services

Time & location:

  • EV’s Hangout runs every week at EV’s Youth Centre (212 Mt Dandeong Road, Croydon, 3136) from 3-6pm (including school holidays).
  • You would be expected to arrive at 2.30pm & would finish at 6.15pm.

Expectations:

  • We expect that you are on time and notify the Youth Workers if you are unable to attend / are running late.
  • We expect that you are consistently available to volunteer at the program and notify the Youth Workers if you are unable to work.
  • We expect that you maintain professional boundaries with participants and do not engage with them outside of the program (e.g. adding on social media, messaging, socialising, supporting, etc). 
  • We expect that you act in a professional & respectful manner while engaging with participants

Find out more about the volunteer position tasks here.(pdf 295kb)  

Interested in applying? Please complete the expression of interest below.

    What program are interested in volunteering with? * (Required)
    If 18 or over, please specify if you have a current Working With Children's Check * (Required)

    Are you accessing any other relevant community agencies or support services? * (Required)
    Do you need additional support to volunteer? * (Required)
    Will you have a support worker / carer with you?

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