Youth Team LeaderLittle Dreamers
ABOUT BIG DREAMERS PROGRAM
Big Dreamers supports Young Carers aged 14 - 18 by creating a space where they build new skills, foster social connection and focus on understanding who they are outside of their caring role. Over six months, regular workshops are used to explore health and wellbeing, self-esteem and self-worth, values and goal setting, understanding their caring roles, career aspirations, and leadership. These workshops provide an opportunity to connect and a platform to engage, learn and challenge thinking.
- Be a support for the Young Carers throughout the program.
- Communicate with your local Big Dreamers Coordinator for any questions and concerns.
- Facilitate & participate in weekend workshops & attend the retreat during school holidays.
- 6-month commitment.
- Attend the Program Graduation at conclusion of the 6 months.
- Be available to undergo a face-to-face/online interview during business hours.
- Attend a Leader Training Induction Session.
- Maintain regular contact with Little Dreamers staff
Workshops will be run once a month over 4 hours on an allocated weekend by your region's Big Dreamers Coordinator. Workshops will cover topics such as Identity, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Storytelling, Career Aspirations, Leadership and more.
The retreat is a chance for all our Big Dreamer Communities to come together to get to know each other and have a well-earned break from their caring role. We want the young carers to feel like they can just be themselves and enjoy a well-earned break from their usual responsibilities. Our retreats include a mix of camp-based activities (Giant Swing, Canoeing, Tree-Top Surfing etc.), workshops, and other fun activities such as a movie night, dance parties, karaoke and more. Our 2023 retreat will run for 4 days, 3 nights during April school holidays.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR
- Passionate individuals who love working with young people.
- Commitment: We are looking for mature, reliable and committed volunteers who can join our Young Carers through the entire six month journey.
- Communication skills: Should be friendly and able to engage with a young person in a non-judgmental and appropriate manner.
- Desire to make a difference: Volunteers should care about making an impact on the lives of Young Carers.
- Ethics: Leaders should have an appreciation of ethical issues and can be entrusted to behave appropriately