Volunteer with us

Let’s be honest, we wouldn’t be this awesome without our volunteers.

We wouldn’t be this awesome without our volunteers.

THere at ReachOut, we have a vision of better mental health and wellbeing for all young people. To help us achieve that vision, we’re committed to working with young people to design and deliver an effective service that’s relevant to them.

Volunteers aged 16–25 can help us support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Australia while gaining useful skills and experience.

Find out how to volunteer with ReachOut below and sign up to receive
enews updates about volunteering opportunities when they become available.

Casual volunteer opportunities

Spread the word online! We have opportunities for people to support us by sharing our content via social media. You can also assist by participating in surveys, attending and helping out at community events or at our national office in Sydney.

What’s involved?

  • Assist ReachOut at community events
  • Help promote ReachOut’s content online
  • Complete occasional surveys
  • Get involved in a ReachOut fundraiser.

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 life gets too busy.

Online Community Builders

Become a Builder on ReachOut’s online community! Receive training and learn how to provide peer support to other community members and to make sure our forum remains a fun and safe place for people to connect online.

This program will provide you with all the necessary skills to help us expand our online community and provide peer support. As a Builder, you'll have the chance to lead community activities, discussions and begin exploring what it’s like to support other people.

If you’re between 16–25 years old and you live in Australia, you can register your interest to become a Builder. Successful applicants will need to complete our online training program and participate in our online community for at least two hours a week. Builder’s can also apply to become a Peer Moderator in the future (more information below).

What’s involved?

  • Provide peer support online by sharing your experiences and learnings to help others
  • Provide basic moderation in the ReachOut online community forums.
  • Uphold our community rules by keeping it as a safe and supportive space for everyone
  • Participate in discussions and activities on the forums.

What’s required?

  • Complete our online training (approximately two hours)
  • Participate as a Builder in the online community by responding to members seeking support and contributing to community activities (minimum of 2 hours per week)
  • Get to know the other ReachOut Builders and Peer Moderators.

Register your interest!

You can apply to become a Builder at any time. Each month we invite a new round of Builders to undergo training, so you’ll hear from us within one month of applying. Register your interest and we’ll send you an application form.

Register your interest!

Peer Moderators

The online community Peer Moderators work exclusively in the ReachOut.com forums to keep our community safe and supportive. They are recruited from the Builder program and receive extra training in providing peer support, as well as building skills in community engagement, basic mental health knowledge, leadership and self care.

Getting experience as a Peer Moderator is excellent for people who are looking to support others in the community or considering careers in mental health and wellbeing. ReachOut provides all the skills necessary for Peer Moderators to volunteer in this role.

What’s involved?

  • Talking to other young people about a range of topics and issues and offering peer support in areas you have personal experience with
  • Help out with some of the behind the scenes aspects on the ReachOut Community website
  • Lead by example and encourage others to participate in the conversation!
  • Contribute to and lead online activities to help the community flourish
  • Maintain your own wellbeing and self-care when supporting others.

What’s required?

  • Be aged between 18–25 and live in Australia
  • Have completed our Builder training and online participation
  • Complete our Peer Moderator training
  • Complete Moderator Training
  • A one-year commitment of two hours per week, including regular participation in community activities.

Youth Ambassador Speaker Program

ReachOut’s Youth Ambassador (YA) Speakers are our legendary volunteers from across Australia. Our YA’s share their personal stories about overcoming challenges; such as bullying, concerns about the future, exam stress, toxic friendships and relationship issues with help from ReachOut’s services.

YA speakers play a key role in spreading awareness, breaking down stigma and helping young people across Australia.

What’s involved?

  • Feeling comfortable sharing your personal stories of overcoming challenges and tough times with the help of ReachOut’s services
  • Representing ReachOut and advocating for mental health awareness in your community
  • Take part in fundraising activities and create your own events on behalf of ReachOut
  • Speaking at supporter events to raise mental health awareness and share your own journey
  • Participate in media interviews as case studies
  • Contribute to ReachOut content and online reviews
  • Meet awesome, like-minded young people while also having the best fun!

What’s required?

  • Be aged between 18-25 and live in Australia
  • Be passionate about sharing your lived experience
  • Have experience with, or be open to learning public speaking and storytelling skills
  • Attend a speaker training workshop in Sydney (we’ll fly you there and back)
  • A one-year commitment to the position.

Register your interest!

ReachOut’s Youth Ambassador Speaker Program runs each year, for a small group of young people from across Australia.

Work experience and student placements

Unfortunately, we are not able to take on work experience students right now. We hope to be back supporting high school, university and TAFE students again soon, you can sign up to receive our enewsletter and hear about the latest opportunities as they arise!

Register your interest

This form will just take a couple of minutes to complete and will help us to get back to you with the best options.

This form is not regularly monitored, and ReachOut cannot provide immediate or crisis support. If you need help right now or know of someone who does, there are 24/7 services available. Visit our Contact Us page for more information.
 

Youth Ambassador Speaker Program (share my lived experience)
Online Community Building
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Helping to fundraise for ReachOut
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