Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are considered an extremely valuable resource and an essential component to the success of Youth Off The Streets. It’s a terrific way to become more involved in your community and help young people in need to transform their lives.

Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills, meeting new people, increasing their self-confidence and esteem whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution to Youth Off The Street’s variety of services.

Youth Off The Streets continues to comply with the national standards for volunteering and is a member of the Centre for Volunteering. The process for the recruitment of new volunteers and the matching of volunteering opportunities with the right candidate is as below:

  • Recruitment - vacancies are advertised on this website, on Seek Volunteer and Go Volunteer. Application packs are accessible online.
  • Screening Process - volunteers complete an application form and sign a Code of Conduct and other relevant policies including Criminal Record checks and Working With Children checks, which are conducted prior to commencement.
  • Learning and Development - Mandatory inductions are conducted for most programs, including the Food Van and Street Walk.
  • Workplace Health and Safety - The safety of our volunteers is critical. Safety and risk are discussed during inductions, incident report forms are distributed with all induction packs and volunteers are encouraged to report incidents and near misses to enable us to manage risk appropriately.

Click here to view our Volunteer video which provides more information on volunteering at Youth Off The Streets.

The following opportunities are available in volunteering. Please complete the forms at the end of each of the advertisements. All volunteer opportunities are advertised here so please check back regularly for an opportunity that suits you.

For further information please contact us on 02 9330 3515 or volunteer@youthoffthestreets.com.au.

We have the following exciting regular Volunteer opportunities available (click the below titles to skip to a descriptions of the roles): 

 

 

General Gardening– Cordeaux Heights Centre For Youth


Description: Our Cordeaux Heights Centre For Youth is in need of a volunteer Gardener to provide support in the general gardening and up keep of this site. This Centre is home to our Craig Davis College, Aboriginal Services, Outreach Programs and provides a safe and engaging environment for our young people. The up keep of this site is imperative in sustaining a positive environment for our young people.  
Number of Volunteers required: 1 – 2 volunteers  
Days required: Weekdays
Time: Day Time (Flexible)
Skills required: Reliable, enthusiastic, good communication skills with previous experience in general gardening.  
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form. 

Outreach – Wilmot
Description: Outreach services are recognised as providing  a positive impact and  flexible responses to needs. The strategy behind our Outreach programs is to engage young people in their own environment, starting with low key activities and building up to more structured specific activities as trust and acceptance grows,
Number of Volunteers required: 2-4 volunteers
Days required: Tuesdays or Friday nights
Time: 4:30pm to 8pm
Skills required: Personable, reliable, enthusiastic and good communication skills. Volunteers are needed to assist with cooking BBQ’s and engaging young people through sporting activities
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date:We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.
 


Outreach – Berkeley and Bellambi

Description: Outreach services are recognised as providing  a positive impact and  flexible responses to needs. The strategy behind our Outreach programs is to engage young people in their own environment, starting with low key activities and building up to more structured specific activities as trust and acceptance grows,
Number of Volunteers required: 2-6 volunteers
Days required: Weeknights
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Skills required: Personable, reliable, enthusiastic and good communication skills. Volunteers are needed to assist with weekly BBQ’s games and activities, and general support for our Outreach Team.    
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date:We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.


If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form. 

Op Shop Volunteers

Description:We're looking for motivated volunteers to help us with our Op Shops at various locations. Tasks will include sorting through donations, arranging the presentation and display of merchandise, selling merchandise and light cleaning.
Number of volunteers required: We are looking for a range of volunteers to commit to at least on regular full shift per fortnight.
Locations: Maitland, Singleton, Wyoming or Casula.
Days required: Monday to Saturday.
Time: Fixed shift times are 9.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday.
Skills required: Reliable, organised and patient with good sales skills. You will also need the ability to work well within a team environment.
Commitment: Once a fortnight - there may be flexibility to change the day of the week throughout the year if neccessary.
Minimum age: 21 years.
Application closing date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all shifts have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received. 

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.

 

Receptionist - Cordeaux Heights

Description: We are in need of a committed volunteer receptionist to carryout general office duties, including answering telephone calls, greeting visitors, liaising with staff, photocopying and laminating.
Days Required: 2-3 days per week
Skills required: Personable, reliable, presentable and good communication skills
Minimum Age: 21 years
Application Closing Date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.