Here at ReachOut, young people are at the heart of everything we do. And there’s no better example of this than our exciting volunteer programs.

Since everyone has different interests, skills, and availability, we offer a range of options for getting involved with us. Our Casual Volunteers program is the most general and flexible – you can sign up at any time and do as little or as much as you wish.

Our other programs are more specialised and require formal applications. As opportunities become available, we will advertise them below on this page, through our newsletter, and on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages – so follow us to stay in the loop.

If you want to know more about volunteering  in general, check out Stephanie’s video on the right where she interviews three people about their personal experiences. We often think that volunteer work is all about helping others, but it turns out there are also some great benefits to receive as a volunteer!

Youth Ambassadors (YAs) are the heart and soul of ReachOut. They are at the core of our service to help as many young people as possible. As a YA, you will be part of a national team working closely with us to make sure the service stays relevant and accessible. You’ll gain skills in different areas of leadership, event management, public speaking, advocacy, marketing and research. The best part is that you’ll have a heap of fun while making a change in your community.

What’s involved?

  • Representing ReachOut in your community.
  • Engaging in fundraising events.
  • Participating in Media interviews as case studies.
  • Contributing to ReachOut.com content and online reviews.
  • Advocating for ReachOut in your community.
  • Executing your own events on behalf of ReachOut.
  • Meeting awesome like minded young people and having the best fun whilst doing it!

What’s required?

  • Attending a 2 day training workshop in your state.
  • A minimum commitment period of 1 year.
  • Ongoing passion and communication with ReachOut.

Current opportunities: 

Unfortunately we’re not taking any applications right now, but subscribe to our email newsletter and you’ll be immediately notified when we are. Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Peer Moderators work exclusively online on the ReachOut.com Forums to keep our online community safe and supportive. They receive training in basic mental health knowledge, internal escalation policies, community engagement, leadership and much more. Experience as a Peer moderator is excellent for young people considering careers in Clinical Psychology, Community Management, Youth Work, Community Development or Health Promotion.

What’s involved?

  • Providing support to member
  • Building capacity in the community
  • Training senior members to provide support
  • Moderation and management of the community
  • Hosting weekly Getting Real sessions
  • Hosting monthly chats with mental health experts

What’s required?

  • Volunteer as a Community Builder for at least 2 hours a week, for 2 weeks
  • Knowledge of mental health
  • Experience in providing peer support
  • Attending a 3 day training workshop in Sydney (we’ll fly you there and back :))
  • Spending a minimum of 3 hours online per week (=
  • A one year commitment

Current opportunities:  

We’re looking for Peer Moderators right now! Get your applications in by filling in this form.

This is your chance to show off your speciality skills. If we’re running any programs that require specific skills eg. film, photography, audio production etc, they’ll be under this category.

What’s involved?

  • Working closely with ReachOut’s content team to create engaging multimedia content
  • Having your work displayed on ReachOut.com for young people all around the Australia to see

What’s required?

The specific requirements will vary depending on the project’s outcomes, but you’ll definitely need to be available to work with us on a weekly basis and stick to specified deadlines.

Current opportunities:  

Unfortunately we’re not taking any applications right now, but subscribe to our email newsletter and you’ll be immediately notified when we are. Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Our interns don’t just fetch coffee. You get to use your skills for good and help us deliver a pretty awesome service that helps loads of young people every day.

Current opportunities:  

Unfortunately we’re not taking any applications right now, but subscribe to our email newsletter and you’ll be immediately notified when we are. Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

This is the most easy and flexible way to engage with us. By signing up as a casual volunteer, you’ll receive information about local events and online activities that you can participate in.

What’s involved?

  • Attending local events organised by other ReachOut volunteers
  • Helping to promote ReachOut’s content online
  • Completing occasional surveys

What’s required?

There’s no special training or minimum level of commitment! You can help out when you have time or step back when you’ve got a lot on your plate.

Current opportunities: 

We’re always able (and happy) to take new casual volunteers! Signing up is as easy as filling out this short form. Once we’ve got your details, we’ll notify you when there are opportunities for you to help out.

A Builder is a member of the ReachOut.com community who has put their hand up to take support to the next level. They’re trained in the art of Peer Support and help us to make our community the best place ever.

If you’re interested in working in Counseling, Psychology, Youth Work, Community Management or Development, Health Promotion or Social Work, becoming a Community Builder is a great place to start getting the basic skills and to begin exploring what it’s like to support other people. Becoming a builder is also part of showing us you have what it takes to become a Moderator. Anyone in Australia within the ages of 16-25 can become a Builder.

Completing Builder training and participating for at least 2 hours a week as a Builder is also a pre-requisite for becoming a Moderator on the ReachOut.com community.

What’s involved?

  • Provide peer support – share what you have learned from your experiences.
  • Help with basic moderation and management stuff on the forums.
  • Help build and maintain our community as a safe and supportive space for anyone who wants to talk.

What’s required?

  • Complete online training (approx 5 hours)
  • Participate as a Builder in the community for an hour a week
  • That’s it!

Current opportunities:  

Applications are now open!

You can apply to be a Builder at any time. You can apply either through this form or by invitation after participating as a member for 3 months and making at least 100 posts in the community.

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