HELLO YOUTHLINKS! IN THIS NEWSLETTER YOU WILL A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND WORKERS THAT SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE.
In this newsletter you will find:
- Youth voice opportunities
- Events and opportunities
- Surveys and Research opportunities
Youth voice opportunities
- Brimbank Youth Services has opened recruitment for its Brimbank Youth Council 2024! This is for young people aged 12-25 who have a connection to Brimbank and it provides an opportunity for young people to have a say in their community and represent their peers in Brimbank! Apply here by 11 February. Flyer here.
- Brimbank Council is keen to understand what young people think about the draft Reconciliation Action Plan to improve relationships between Council, community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Read the draft Reconciliation Action Plan and complete the survey here. Flyer
Events and opportunities
- Midsumma Westside campaign is highlighting all the events happening across Melbourne’s West during this Midsumma Festival. Here’s the flyer of events. Brimbank has the following set to occur:
- Youth Junction Inc. is hosting Summer Sundown, an program of activities, outdoor games (including table tennis, bowling and more!) and prizes for young people! Held every Friday at 3PM-5PM until 22 March at the Visy Cares Hub in Sunshine. There’s free food and drinks too! Flyer
- STREAT has a range of events in store ahead of their 2024 programs, called Taste of STREAT, a 2-hour information, networking and pizza session run by STREAT Youth Programs for Team Leaders and Managers of relevant referral services who are keen to learn more about STREAT’s programs. Apply for either date for this event here:
- Thursday 8 February, 11AM-1PM
- Friday 9 February, 10:30AM-12:30PM
- Brimbank City Council is delivering a workshop on how to market your online business on 21 Feb at 6-8PM in Sunshine. Register here.
- Brimbank City Council is hosting a lunch Yarn about reconciliation in Brimbank, where Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan can be reviewed for feedback. This is a community BBQ on 14 February. RSVP by emailing email@example.com Flyer
- Brimbank Youth Services has spaces available in their Tuning in to Teens Term 1 program. This free 7 week program is targeted to parents/carers (with a child/children aged 10-18 years) in Brimbank and aims to increase parent-child connection by improving emotional communication in the family. For more info or to express your interest, visit our website: https://brimbankyouth.com/programs/tuning-in-to-teens/ or call Courtney on 0428 272 143.
- Brotherhood of St Laurence is running a pilot next year for families of a child age 0-5 with developmental concerns (who aren’t eligible for an NDIS plan). We will see them for 20 sessions across year. If you have any families who may be appropriate for this pilot then please get in touch. I have attached the flyer for further information. Flyer.
- batyr is a preventative mental health organisation for young people and will be offering free programs to schools in 2024. Check out their program details:
- Brimbank Learning Futures are partnering with Jesuit Community College to offer a 2 day non accredited – Ready Set Barista Course on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February 2024. This course is suitable for those with no café experience that want to learn the basics of operating a commercial espresso machine. Register here.
- Bayside Council is recruiting for a full-time Youth Worker role. Apply here by 30 January.
- Braybrook College is recruiting for an Arabic-speaking casual Multicultural Education Aid. PD. Contact Assistant Principal Sean if interested at Sean.McMahon@education.vic.gov.au
- Tiny Towns Fund is providing grants of up to $50,000 to deliver community infrastructure in Victorian towns with under 5,000 people. This can include playgrounds, hiking trains and public art. Apply here by 25 February 2024.
- The Children’s Voices for Change Project is seeking children and young people aged 10 to 25, who have lived experience of family violence, to take part in an online activity to help understand what constitutes effective supports for children and young people as victim-survivors of family violence in their own right. Complete online survey here by 22 December 2023.
- YDAS and the disabled young people they work with need the help of the youth sector to capture the voices and experiences of NDIS participants who are aged 12-25. They are asking disabled young people who are NDIS participants from anywhere in Australia to complete this survey by end of December.
For more information about the above opportunities, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org