Youth Programs Volunteer

Date: 09-May-2021

Location: Central Coast, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

Volunteering offers a valuable opportunity to connect & make a difference in the local community within our services in the Central Coast area.


Youth Programs Volunteer at the Y


Volunteers have been the backbone of the YMCA since we opened our doors over 160 years ago. Today, hundreds of volunteers donate their time and talents to help support our mission; connecting people to their communities to live healthier, happier lives. It is important to us that our volunteers have rewarding experiences in their work, with access to training, development and connection to their community - not to mention the fantastic feeling that comes with making a difference in the lives of others.


Volunteering is a unique opportunity to contribute to your community in a variety of youth programs in a way that is meaningful to both yourself and to the wider community. Our volunteers get involved for a variety of reasons, such as:


  • To give back to the community
  • As a stepping stone into the workforce
  • For the satisfaction of helping
  • Getting involved in a community of like-minded people
  • Personal and professional development
  • Sharing skills and talents.


Whatever your reason for volunteering, we aspire to have all of our Youth Program volunteers benefit from their experience as much as our communities and young people benefit from their service. 


Types of Youth Volunteer programs at the Y  


  • Streetgym (Tuesday at San Remo 2:30PM - 5:30PM and Thursday at Lake Haven 2:00PM - 4:30PM)
  • Breakfast Club (Monday - Friday 6:30AM - 9:00AM)
  • Assertive outreach with young people
  • Youth events


To be a Youth Programs volunteer you will need:  


  • Interest to empower and support young people
  • Complete a Working with Children Check. As a volunteer, you're Working with Children
  • Check will be free of cost
  • Complete a National police check (International if required) paid for by the Y
  • Ability and willingness to comply with YMCA NSW Child Protection Policies & Procedures
  • Available to volunteer various weekdays and occasional weekends


Youth and Community Service

Our Youth and Community Service workers empower and inspire our young visitors, providing them with a safe space to grow, learn and have their voice heard. From our Program Coordinators and Youth Workers, to all our wonderful Volunteers – our team work tirelessly to create meaningful opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged youth. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and safety of our young community and impact their physical, mental and social wellbeing for the better. In return, we’ll support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills all while working with people in need, from the comfort of our dynamic recreation facilities. If you’re ready to engage and inspire the next generation of young people, join us for a rewarding and exciting career that’s all about creating life-changing memories for those who need it most. 


Who What Y?


YMCA NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 23 recreation centres, 57 Out of School Hours Care services and two camping locations which fund our diverse range of youth and community programs, employing 1800 staff across NSW. 


Our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding


The Y, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. The Y requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

●    a national criminal history check;
●    an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
●    holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
●    two reference checks.


Please note, the results of any National and International Police Check will only be used to assess your suitability to perform the role.


Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.