Jobs Club Volunteer

Coach and support young people of refugee backgrounds around matters related to education, training and employment at a weekly drop-in Jobs Club.

Volunteer in our Homework Club

LOCATION: Kangan TAFE, Pearcedale Pde, Broadmeadows
DAYS: Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood’s Multicultural Communities Team (MCT) works to:

  • strengthen families, communities and their organisations (through complex casework and counselling, community development and organisational support for new and emerging communities)
  • shape responsive service provision (through service development, advice, information, special projects across a range of sectors)
  • influence public opinion and public policy (through advocacy, policy analysis, advice to government and community education)
  • learn, through its relationships with recently-arrived communities, to act as a centre of knowledge and experience (through information, consultation and advice, documentation, action research and publications).

Main responsibilities of the role

The Youth Transition Support Pilot facilitates participation in education and employment for young people of refugee background aged 15 - 25. The purpose of the Youth Support Volunteer is to work alongside program staff to increase participants’ work readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, and social connections. 

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • coach and support young people around matters related to education, training and employment at a weekly drop in Jobs Club on Thursdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • support young people to write resumes and cover letters, practice job interviews, search and apply for jobs, and gain an understanding of Australian workplace cultures
  • assist program staff by ensuring that weekly Jobs Club attendance is recorded accurately and in a timely way on BSL Efforts to Outcomes database
  • participate in monthly social activities held on the last Thursday of every month.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • current knowledge and experience of Australian workplace and education pathways
  • good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to young people
  • an understanding of and empathy with people from diverse and cultural backgrounds
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • understanding of and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

Initial induction and ongoing support will be provided by MCT staff. To learn more, view the Jobs Club Volunteer position description (PDF, 94kb) or phone Volunteer Services on (03) 9483 1390.

Screening Questionnaire

Applicants are required to complete the screening questionnaire (Word, 78kb). 

Before you apply

  • read the position description
  • read the what to expect section of our website that outlines what to expect when you volunteer; your rights and responsibilities; and what's involved in a formal application.

How to apply

  • applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire
  • applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
  • email written applications to: volunteer(at)

 Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at) or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.

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