CAN I WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE DIRECTLY?
The typical role of a Reach volunteer is to provide administrative and logistic support at the office and at our events. We need to point out that this does not involve attending workshops or working with young people. Our specially trained Reach crew delivers our workshops.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 20 you can apply to become one of our crew.
If you are specifically interested in working with young people, you might be interested in becoming a mentor for a young person. Reach and Whitelion have an enduring partnership to deliver a unique mentoring program for young people aged 13-17 living in residential care. This program is called 'Ramp'.
Becoming a Ramp mentor involves a 12-month commitment of around 3 hours per fortnight, plus attendance at workshops and a weekend away. All Ramp Youth Mentor opportunities are coordinated by Whitelion: www.whitelion.asn.au
WHAT’S THE MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT OF A VOLUNTEER?
Due to the comprehensive procedures associated with registering as a volunteer with Reach (such as Police and Working with Children checks) we require a commitment to volunteering of 12 months or more.
CAN I GET WORK EXPERIENCE?
Reach is often approached by students seeking work experience in social work, youth work or psychology.
We are unfortunately unable to accept student work experience placements at this time.
CAN I GAIN EMPLOYMENT AFTER VOLUNTEERING?
As a volunteer with Reach you are welcome to apply for any position promoted here.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I APPLY?
Our Volunteers Manager reviews all applications and places them on our database. If an opportunity arises that matches yours we will contact you for a chat.
We’re grateful for all of the applications we receive and appreciate the generous offers of help.
Last year a myriad of volunteers donated over 3,000 hours to Reach and it made the world of difference.
By applying to become a Reach volunteer, we understand that you’d like to be contacted to help out if and when the need arises.
If not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our volunteer database.