The CityCare Youth Program uses a positive youth development approach with the goal to see resilient and connected young people empowered to contribute, lead and fulfil their potential.

Confident

Confident

Connected

Connected

Equipped

Equipped

Contributing

Contributing

OUR PROGRAM

SAFE SPACES

Ensuring young people have increased access to spaces where they feel physically and emotionally safe and are bonding with positive youth and adult role models. Safe Spaces may involve activities including but not limited to hang outs in drop-in centres, food programs, sports competitions and homework clubs.

YOUTH COACH MENTORING

Vulnerable young people are matched with adult mentors for 12-18 months of mentoring to increase their resilience, interpersonal, goal-setting skills and positive connections. Mentors provide the relational support to improve the young person's overall wellbeing.

Each mentoring session will occur for an hour each week during school terms for a 12-month period at the participant's high school.

SHINE & STRENGTH

Shine and Strength personal development courses are facilitated for young people to enhance their sense of value and identity; understand the power of choice and grow in emotional resilience; and encourage participants to dream and set goals for their future. They aim to equip young people with the knowledge and skills needed to develop greater self-awareness and personal growth.

The programs consist of nine interactive sessions and have three main curriculum focuses: Worth/Significance; Strength/Resilience; Purpose/Courage. Courses can be run for one class period (approx. 50 minutes), same day and time per week, for 9 weeks.

Stimon's Story

Stimon’s story is an example of how having positive role models who seek to support, offer guidance and encouragement can change the course of a young person’s life who’s struggling to be understood and find purpose for their future.

Volunteer Opportunities

Youth COACH

Youth COACH is a mentoring program that requires mentors to commit to helping a young person achieve their goals by improving and developing their life skills. Mentoring takes place for an hour at participating local high schools. Becoming a Youth COACH mentor enables you to make a positive contribution into a young person’s life and is a very rewarding 12-month commitment.

Time commitment:
School Hours
60 – 90 minutes (including travel time)

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces for Youth is about creating an enabling environment where young people can feel safe and supported. They involve a range of activities, facilitated within a school or community context such as recreational and sports events, breakfast clubs or barbeques, or simply a drop-in space. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy hanging out and engaging with young people whether it is playing a game of basketball, cooking or simply lending a listening ear.

Time commitment:
Mornings: 7am-9am
Afternoons: 2pm-5pm

Shine & Strength Classes

We need Shine and Strength facilitators to help facilitate our Shine and Strength personal development courses that are designed to increase the young person’s ability to identify and positively respond to emotions and increase their sense of value and purpose.

Time commitment:
School Hours
60 – 90 minutes (including travel time)

Additional Requirements

Further training or instruction may be required for specific volunteering roles listed above. Under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, you will be required to undertake a working with children check (WWCC) with the Office of the Children’s Guardian. A Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. The Working with Children Check for volunteers does not attract a fee.

UPCOMING EVENTS

R U OK? Day

Dates Thursday, 12 September 2019

WHO WE WORK WITH

CONTACT US

Email: citycareyouth@hillsong.com