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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

Hubs PlaygroupThe Community Hubs Program is based in primary schools. It aims to support migrant and refugee families (including children 0 to 5 years of age) by offering meaningful social activities, as well as access to support services, including local education, health, community and settlement services.

The creche assistant will support children aged 0 to 5 years in supervised play while their parent/carer takes part in learning or program activities run through the Community Hub. Parents are usually within close proximity to their child if not in the same room.

Child minding assistants are required at various locations in Bankstown, Cumberland, Parramatta, Blacktown and Fairfield, and must be committed to regular attendance at two sessions from 9am to 2pm per fortnight during school term.

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Success stories

Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

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