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Ucan2 Program Support

Centre for Multicultural Youth

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is currently accepting volunteer applications for the 2021 Semester 2 intake.

Ucan2 is a partnership between CMY and Foundation House, and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

The program recognises the need to provide additional support for young people (16-24 years) who are newly-arrived to Australia and from a refugee or migrant background.

CMY engages a community of passionate and volunteers who encourage and support young people through group activities in an educational setting.

Ucan2 runs one day a week for 6 months (16-18 weeks) at multiple educational sites across Melbourne, on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon.

Volunteers attend their allocated site on the same day of the week, approximately 2.5 hours in the afternoon, anywhere between 12.15 to 3.45pm.

*Please note: allocation to sites and exact session times may not be confirmed until close to the start of the Semester.

Through a variety of group activities, Ucan2 volunteers: share their work, study and life experiences in Australia; act as positive role models, help young people practice English; and help foster young people’s confidence to make social connections and develop their skills.