One-off opportunities

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Perfect if you’re looking to be involved for a couple of hours or days, if you want to get a taste for things, or don’t have much time to commit. 

Examples of one-off opportunities:

  • Surveys
  • Call outs for volunteering for a day event
  • Consultations
  • Training
  • Events or info days

Current opportunities

June Programs at the Hub

The Lilydale Youth Hub put on a wide range of activities for all young people, from animal therapy, to yoga and music jamming. There are also lots of supports young people can access, from counselling, to legal services to employment advice. Find out more here.


Training – engaging young people meaningfully

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) offer a range of training on how to better engage and work with young people:

  • Youth Participation 101 – 7 June 2022
  • Ethical Practice with Young People – 6 July 2022

Both trainings have some costs involved. Speak to us about how we can support you to attend! Find out more.


Young Carers Festival

Little Dreamers, Carers Victoria and Carer Gateway are hosting an evening of fun, food and celebration at the Young Carers Festival. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Australian Sports Museum, connect with a range of carer and community organisations, meet other young carers and families and enjoy the free entertainment and food on offer.

  • When: 3 June 2022
  • Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Tickets are free for young carers to attend and $10 for family and friends. Register now.


Cultural awareness webinar

Watch the Cultural Awareness Webinar that was held in late September 2021

Young Leaders Highlight Reel

Help design a program

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) are currently looking for young people aged 16-25 from refugee or migrant backgrounds to co-design and deliver their new program, Speak Up, which will be designed to promote gender equity among multicultural young people in Victoria. You will be paid for your time!

Find more information and applications here.


Hidden Voices

Members of the Lilydale community are coming together to share their stories – this is an opportunity to come and listen to some incredible story-tellers, ask questions and learn!

  • 10 May, 6:30pm – Lilydale Community House
  • 24 May, 10am – Lilydale Community House,
  • 30 May, 10am – Yarra Ranges Museum Lilydale
  • 9 June, 1pm – Lilydale Library

More information and register to attend the event here


2022 YDAS Young Leaders Workshops

YDAS is running a free online leadership program for young people (14-25) who identify as having a disability, chronic illness, being blind or vision impaired, being Deaf, neurodiverse and/or having lived experience of mental health issues. Find out more here.


2023 Grants for Community Program

Yarra Ranges Council’s Grants for Community Program supports community-based projects that build the social and cultural life of the region. Grants (up to $10,000) are available in three funding streams - Arts & Heritage, Festivals & Events, Community Development. Funded projects will occur in the 2023 calendar year. Applications open Wednesday 1 June 2022 and close Friday 15 July @ 3pm. Find out more here.


Youth Led Symposium – Calling for stronger communities built on empathy and respect

Join Big hART for an evening of visual art, performance and conversation led by the creative voices of Project O’s ‘Something to Talk About’ participants. Wednesday June 15th, 6:30pm at Monterey Secondary College in Frankston North. This event is free.


‘Reshape our Future’ Youth Forums

These are fun, free and powerful events for young people (12-25yo) to reconnect, have their say on what matters and make new friends. This event is planned by young people for young people. The youth forum will happen from 10am – 2pm on the following days, with food and entertainment provided.

  • Warrnambool – 3 June, Deakin Uni, Brother Fox
  • Melbourne – 10 June, Melbourne Museum
  • Wangaratta – 14 June, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
  • Robinvale – 22 June, Robinvale Leisure Centre
  • Bairnsdale – 24 June, Forge Theatre & Arts Hub

Find out more and book your ticket here.


Monthly music showcase for young musicians

FReeZA Flying Pig Events, as part of Whitehorse City Council, is looking for young musicians to perform monthly in the local community. This is a free and supported opportunity including promotions! There are 2 spots to fill each month and each act receives a $50 voucher. You can apply here.  


Social Media Self Defence for Women and Girls aged 16+

This is a free online social media self-defence session presented by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. This training teaches women and girls how to use tech tools to manage their social media more safely and effectively and how to recognise and report online abuse.

Two sessions are being offered: Monday 20 June, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm OR Wednesday 22 June, from 12 noon to 1pm. Find out more or book your place here.


Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) Your Voice Matters Focus Groups

The VEC is undertaking research with young voters (18-29yo) to better understand their experiences around enrolment and voting in elections. The focus group will be held in June and will last 60-90 minutes. All focus group participants will receive a $100 e-gift voucher. Please email your expression of interest by 5.00pm Sunday 5 June to


YRC Pandemic and Storm Impact Survey

By completing the Yarra Ranges Council Pandemic and Storm Impact Survey, you can express your views on the ongoing impacts from the pandemic and June storm event. Information gathered through this survey will ensure that recovery funds are directed to activities and programs that support those most impacted by the pandemic and storm event. You can complete the survey by clicking on this link here


Paid consultation on suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Australia are running one-hour paid consultations to understand what young people (18-24) think about hospital emergency departments and possible alternative. Those who take part will receive a $30 online voucher. If you would like to be involved, please fill out this form.


National survey for young people

Western Sydney University and batyr Australia have launched a national survey as part of a research project looking at how young people (16-25 years old) support each other through tough times. It is open until 20th June and those who complete it go into a draw to win one of four $150 gift vouchers. Survey link here.