UN Youth, Social Policy and Development Division
The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) is part of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat. This link connects you to Youth related organisations, foundations and networks from across the globe.
Youth Affairs council of Victoria http://www.yacvic.org.au/
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. Its vision is for a Victorian community that values and provides opportunity, participation, justice and equity for all young people. They are an independent, not-for-profit organisation. YACVic has a free job board providing links to Youth related organisations for potential internship positions. YACVic also offers a twice yearly intake for Policy and Campaigns Internships in the Melbourne office. Contact organisation directly to enquire.
Youth Leadership http://www.youthleadership.org.au/opportunities
Youth Leadership is a platform for youth leadership and engagement in Australia. They advertise a job, internship and volunteering vacancies page specific to youth related and youth-led organisations in Australia and internationally.
Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) http://www.cmy.net.au/Home
CMY is a community-based organisation that provides services to and advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. CMY is committed to young people having every opportunity to develop skills and lead change in their communities. They use a range of engagement strategies including arts, sports, leadership training and mentoring as a means to building the capacity of young people to realise their vision for change.
Formal Application: Yes- Check Volunteer section for opportunities and to download corresponding application form.
Location: Carlton, Dandenong, Broadmeadows, Sunshine (Victoria).
Costs: No cost to volunteer.
Geelong English Language Centre http://gelc.vic.edu.au/public/index.html
GELC is part of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). GELC delivers ESL (English as a Second Language) programs in many government primary and secondary schools across the City of Greater Geelong, Surfcoast Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe.
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Formal Application: No-Contact organisation directly for process
Costs: No-Contact organisation for details
Hope for Himalayan Kids (HFHK) http://www.hopeforhimalayankids.org
HFHK is a non-profit, child protection organisation based in Nepal and Australia that aims to protect and care for orphaned, abandoned and at-risk Nepalese children and youth.
Formal Application: NO – contact the organisation for more information
Costs: Yes – Interns are expected to pay for your own accommodation, meals, travel expenses etc.
L.I.F.E Agentina www.lifeargentina.org
L.I.F.E Argentina is a non-profit, civil society organisation that works with socially marginalised and impoverished Argentinean youth. The minimum time commitment is 35 hours per week for two months.
Formal Application: Send Resume and Cover letter to L.I.F.E
Costs: Low cost, varying according to the placement
The Oaktree Foundation http://theoaktree.org/
The Oaktree Foundation is a youth led organisation which fights extreme poverty through fundraising for education in developing countries and high impact campaigning on government policy. They have a focus on equipping young Australians to take real action to end extreme poverty. They offer volunteer opportunities as well as a more formal internship type program and training for university students (under the age of 26 years old).
Formal Application: YES – See website for details
Costs: NO- Positions are unpaid and day to day costs to be covered by volunteer
UN Youth Association of Australia http://unyouth.org.au/
UN Youth Australia, believing in the purposes and principles of the United Nations, aims to encourage young people to strive towards a greater understanding of global issues, and to educate them about the United Nations’ structure, functions and future. Operating as a national network of young volunteers, UN Youth Australia is based firmly on a philosophy of best practice youth-for-youth leadership. UNYA advertises several paid and unpaid positions for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 under the vacancies section.
Location: Divisions in all states and territories of Australia
Formal Application: YES – See vacancies for details
World Association of Youth (WAY) http://www.way.org.my/about.html
The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordinating body of national youth councils and organisations. The full members of WAY are national youth councils. WAY has 120 member organisations from all continents. WAY calls for volunteers all year round.
Location: Malaysia, with volunteers travelling globally
Formal Application: YES – Download application form from website
Costs: Yes – Some costs incurred by volunteer, contact organisation for details