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Volunteer for The Chat


Applications are now closed. Please only complete the below form if we have contacted you. 

Volunteering for the Chat is a great opportunity to support newly arrived young people, learn their stories and actively contribute to a connected Maroondah, through meeting new people, building social cohesion and an improved sense of belonging for all community members. 

Why get involved? 

  • Build your skillset with interactive and engaging training
  • You will be supported along the way 
  • You'll have a volunteer position with a local council
  • You'll be able to add it to your resume

Your role as a volunteer would involve:

  • Participating in group activities and events
  • Having one-on-one conversations with English as Additional Language students fortnightly 
  • Checking in with the Youth Workers fortnightly 
  • Meeting in person and/or online 

Who is this role for?

  • Someone who is aged 18-25
  • Someone studying Teaching, Youth Work, Community Services, International Relations or something similar
  • Note: we also welcome those not studying!
  • Someone eager to build connections and learn about other cultures 
  • Someone looking for practical experience working with young people from settlement backgrounds

Time & location:

  • online or in person
  • one hour per week - time & days are flexible 

Find out more about the volunteer position tasks here(pdf 921kb)

Applications are now closed. Please only complete the below form if we have contacted you. 

    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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