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headspace - Youth Reference Group Member, Capalaba

Wesley Mission Queensland
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Address: 1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba, 4157

headspace Capalaba is currently seeking Youth Reference Group volunteers aged 16-25. The group represents each state and territory and work with headspace to ensure young people's voices and opinions remain front and centre.

The Youth Reference Group is made up of a team of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. Hailing from all over Australia and from a diverse set of backgrounds, many of the Youth Reference team have experienced their own struggles but overcome them to become advocates of youth mental health.

Youth Reference Group Members are involved in:

  • Youth Reference Group Members are required to attend fortnightly meetings at headspace Capalaba that may extend beyond standard business hours (for example until 6 or 7pm)
  • Advise on various issues and topics relating to Youth Mental Health and the headspace Capalaba centre
  • Participating and assisting in activities
  • Providing peer support
  • Developing community awareness
  • Maintain and update resources
  • Participating in target group decisions
  • Participating in teleconferences, email, and Facebook discussions between in-person meetings and events in order to progress certain projects
  • Networking including promoting the program through word of mouth and networking leaving pamphlets at appropriate locations (e.g. community centres etc).

As part of our team of dedicated volunteers, you will be provided with training and support to perform your role efficiently and safely including the opportunity to develop your skills in the area of Youth Mental Health.

headspace Capalaba is a lovely, welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:

  • Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Being part of a team who really are making a difference to the lives of youth in our community.

We look forward to hearing from you!