Ucan2 recognises the need to provide additional support for young people (16-24 years) who are newly arrived to Australia and from a refugee or refugee-like background. Ucan2 is a partnership between the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Foundation House. The CMY component is delivered with the support of committed and passionate volunteers who encourage and support the young people through a range of group activities.
What are the time commitments?
Ucan2 runs one day a week, for 16-18 weeks, at multiple sites across the Greater Melbourne Area. Volunteers attend their allocated site on the same day of the week (Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays), for approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoon.
*Please note: exact session times and site allocations cannot be confirmed until close to the start of the semester.
What do Ucan2 volunteers do?
Through a variety of group activities, Ucan2 volunteers: share their work, study and life experiences in Australia; act as positive role models, help the young people practice English; and, help foster young people’s confidence to make social connections and develop their skills.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for people who: can commit for a semester (16-18 weeks); are interested in building social connections and sharing their experiences; can provide support to young people; and interested in doing this in a culturally sensitive, welcoming, positive and non-judgmental manner.
Express your interest today and receive further information via email on how to commence volunteering with Ucan2.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries - we'd love to hear from you!