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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Youth voice opportunities
  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs
  • Surveys and Research opportunities

Youth voice opportunities

  • YDAS‘s Young Leaders Team are looking for young disabled people to attend three different test workshops – Leadership, Goal Setting/Planning for the Future – and provide feedback about the workshop content, structure and delivery. Young disabled people age 12-25 will be paid $50/hour, and can register here.
  • Headspace Sunshine is recruiting for its Youth Advisory Group for 2024! More information and apply here.
  • Banyule Council is calling for submissions for submissions to their upcoming LGBTQIA+ exhibition titled ‘We Are’, is an exhibition celebrating all self-portraits, showing how each person sees themselves, celebrating each person, just as they are. They are seeking self-portraits of from LGBTQIA+ identifying or questioning people from anywhere in Victoria of any age. Entries close by 19 April. More info here.

Events and opportunities

  • Monnee Valley Youth has got heaps of fun school holiday activities for young people 12-25 across Moonee Valley this April! Check out and register to activities in the program here.
  • Brimbank Council‘s Learning team are hosting a School and Community Organisations Exchange session on the topic is Grief & Loss. It will be held on Thursday 9 May, 9:30AM-11AM at the Brimbank Civic and Community Centre. Register to attend in-person and online.
  • Brimbank Council is lighting up Errington Reserve to help the Brimbank community be active over winter. Everyone is eligible to make use of the space, so grab a ball, bat or buddy and have fun under the lights at Errington Reserve in St Albans, every Friday and Sunday between Sunday 7 April – Sunday 29 September. Flyer
  • Brimbank Youth Arts is hosting a Freeza Meet n’ Greet on Thursday 16 April! Register here.


  • Brimbank’s West Sunshine Community Centre is hosting a range of programs and activities for young people in Term 2, including homework clubs (6-12 year olds), basketball program (12-16 year olds) and more! Program flyer.
  • CMY is offering One to One Mentoring for young people of refugee background, where they match volunteer mentors to provide guidance to young people for 1 year with a broad range of supports, including settlement support, homework, education and career pathways, improving English and more. This is for Young people of refugee background aged 14-25 who live work or study in Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Yarra, Darebin areas. Referrals are accepted throughout the year, contact Gabrielle Orosz, Program Coordinator at if interested.
  • EdConnect is a charity seeking volunteers to assist in a school breakfast club at a local high school in Sydenham area. More information and apply here.
  • IPC Health & Brimbank Council are running Women’s Gym Classes at Sunshine Leisure Centre on Sundays between 3:45-5:00pm. The program is aimed to enhance physical activity and promote health and well-being among this population group. Flyer
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House is offering a DJ come-and-try workshop this upcoming school holidays for young people aged 13 and up in Brimbank! Express interest here and contact Jon at for any questions.
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House is running a range of different programs for the community:
    • Beginner hip-hop dance classes for young people aged 13-18 interested in dance, looking for after school activity. Held Wednesdays 4PM-5PM during school term. Register here. Flyer
    • Young @ Heart program is an opportunity for young people aged 15-24 to be paid to upskill seniors on how to use their phones, tablets, and apps. Register here. Flyer
    • Free Maths & English tutoring – Get assistance with your school work from an experienced tutor. Suitable for VCE Maths (General, Methods & Specialist), Year 7-10 Maths and Year 7-10 English. Every Friday during school term, 4PM-5PM. Register here.
  • Brimbank Youth Services delivers the free 7 week Tuning in to Teens program for parent/carers (with a child/children aged 10-18 yrs) in Brimbank, aiming to increase parent-child connection by improving emotional communication within the family. Parents can register their interest for our next program via our website –

Survey and Research

  • YACVic is running research on how to better support trans and gender diverse young people. The survey is open to anyone who works with, supports or engages with LGBTQIA+ young people, and the findings will inform YACVic’s submission to the Australian Human Right’s Commission’s project. Complete this 10-15 minute survey by 5 April.

For more information about the above opportunities, please get in touch with us at

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