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Youth Activities and Support

  • Location: Alice Springs NT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    As suits volunteer

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Training

    Child safe practices

  • Reimbursement

    Pre approved expenses

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Ability to engage positively with young people
    Listening skills

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

2 roles are available to suit someone who is reliable, compassionate and has good communication skills:

  1. Youth in Detention Activities provide meaningful activities to young people detained in Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre that increase confidence, skills, and positive relationships. Current activities include arts and sport. A cooking program is currently being scoped, and there is room for volunteers to develop activities to suit individual skills. You will facilitate approved activity sessions, maintaining a safe and supportive environment for young detainees. Transport to and from the Red Cross Office is provided.

  2. Youth Justice Support Volunteers assist young people to make informed decisions, ensure rights are upheld, and help to minimise the time young people spend in custody. This role suits people over the age of 18 who are good listeners and are able to remain neutral and impartial in the justice environment. As a support person you will assist young people facing a stressful and challenging situation.