We wouldn’t be this awesome without our volunteers.
Here 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.
- Assist ReachOut at community events
- Help promote ReachOut’s content online
- Complete occasional surveys
- Get involved in a ReachOut fundraiser.
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 18–25 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.
- Provide peer support online by sharing your experiences and learnings to help others.
- Uphold our community rules by keeping it as a safe and supportive space for everyone.
- Participate in discussions and activities on the forums.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
- 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!