- Location: Melbourne VIC
- Category: Community Services
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Driving & Transportation
- Food Preparation & Service
- Safety & Emergency Services
- Groups of 10 or more
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Travelling Volunteers
- Wheelchair Access
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Youth Street Teams operate every Friday and Saturday night between 11pm-5am, 16-20 volunteers over the age of 18 head out on foot and in vehicles to the streets of Melbourne CBD, and engage with vulnerable and intoxicated young people who have come into the City from the suburbs for a night out.
Youth Street Teams work closely with Police, Emergency Services and Venue operators, who call Youth Street Teams when they encounter patrons who may have had a few too many drinks, have lost their friends and have no way of getting home or are simply going through a difficult time and require support.
Role: The role of a team member is to assist their team to positively engage with young people who are out in the city, check in on how their night is going, hand out water, lollipops and thongs to girls with no shoes. Teams also assist people to get public transport home, provide them with a temporary chill out zone to recuperate or vehicle transport home ensure they arrive home safely.