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Youth at Work Mentor SSI Youth@Work mentors support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to adapt to the workplace and stay in work in Australia.

The program aims to enhance the career outcomes of participants who often find it difficult to secure long term employment in Australia because of language and cultural barriers.

Mentors connect with participants via phone, email, text or in person for up to six months to help young people set the foundations for their career goals.

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Volunteer Opportunities

women at risk danceSSI’s Women at Risk committee works to ensure that effective services are delivered to women who have been identified as living in Australia without the protection of a male relative and have been in danger of victimisation, harassment or serious abuse because of their gender in their country of origin.

Life skills and orientation assistants build on the case management support offered to clients by guiding access to local services, supporting attendance at orientation sessions, building their social networks, and improving their understanding of Australian cultural practices.

N.B. Being female is a requirement for this role.

A regular commitment of at least one shift per week is requested with shifts available for volunteers on both weekdays and weekends.

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Success stories

Muhammad Sadiq: How I came to call Australia home

Muhammad Sadiq cooking for people seeking asylum at Community Kitchen.I came to Australia as a refugee in 2009, hoping to find a peaceful place to build a home for my family. Increasing persecution of the Hazara community from which my family and I come meant that our native land, Pakistan, was no longer the safe haven it once had been.

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