Featured Volunteer Opportunity

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 dancersSSI’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 (community language) build on the case management support offered to clients by offering language support, 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. It is also a requirement of this role that volunteers have a proficiency in any of the following languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Farsi, Dari or Tamil.

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Success stories

Chris leads the way to employment success with SSI

Chris Blackwell, Team Assistant with SSI Employment ServicesOne of the best ways to excel at your job is to start from the bottom and work your way up. Chris Blackwell, Team Assistant with SSI Employment Services, knows this well.

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