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SHAK Youth Centre Volunteer - Darwin

Apply now Role no: 498754
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Weekends
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Darwin

  • The SHAK (Safe Hang-out for All Kids) Team Member
  • Gain experience in engaging young people, running fun and engaging activities
  • One day per week | Ongoing position

The program
First opened in 1984, The SHAK (Safe Hang-out for All Kids) provides an exciting, challenging, safe and educational space for young Territorians. It is the only free youth centre operating in the Darwin city area. Located in the heart of Casuarina and next to the bus exchange, the SHAK consists of a wide open space surrounded by soundproof (and air-conditioned!) rooms, where young people can chill-out; listen, play and record music; run basketball, netball, volleyball, table tennis, indoor cricket and soccer competitions; join graffiti, art, hip-hop and drumbeat workshops; try new (and free!) foods; and access a range of youth support services and mentoring programs.

The opportunity
Red Cross is looking for volunteers to contribute their own strengths and interests to our SHAK team. This may involve facilitating music, art or sporting activities; assisting with food preparation; mentoring; facilitating self-esteem and life-skills building workshops and/or Red Cross curated programs; or simply providing a welcoming and supportive face to the young people who participate in the SHAK activities. Depending on your interests and your availability, you can volunteer at a variety of times in the afternoons and early evening. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday afternoons and during school holidays.

The impact
As a SHAK volunteer, you’ll help to increase skills of young people to take care of themselves and to support their friends. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Boab Murray-Atfield on 0419903047

Volunteer Role Description -  Download File The SHAK volunteer VRD Sept 22 (1).pdf

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

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  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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